Camden Promise Neighborhood at Wiggins

About the Camden Promise Neighborhood

Camden City is proud to be a recipient of 2017 Federal Promise Neighborhoods Implementation funding. Promise Neighborhoods, based on Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone model, aim to create a comprehensive pipeline of services and a cradle through college to career path leading to positive change for the children and families. 

The Promise Neighborhoods award brings $30M to Camden over the next five years and will support the development and implementation of a pipeline of comprehensive cradle-to-college-to-career services to reach children at every age and stage of development. The Camden Promise Neighborhood Team, led by Center for Family Services and including community residents and community based organizations, is committed to providing children with access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them for college and career.

The Camden Promise Neighborhood grant includes the 14,500 residents residing in the Bergen Square, Cooper/Lanning Neighborhoods, and all children attending the U.S. Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School.

The Camden Promise Neighborhood Focus

-Remaining community-based and focused on local community needs
-Maximizing educational achievements for children
-Ensuring that each of the individual programs within the initiative is effective
-Fostering strong links across programs to ensure smooth transitions and continuous services for families

Camden Promise Neighborhood at Wiggins

Below are a list of programs at Wiggins School powered by Camden Promise Neighborhood

-Behavioral Specialist Team
-Qrew's Nest Saturday Mentoring Program
-Quixote Quest
-Raising a Reader Program
-School Based Social Worker and Community Services Team
-ShopRite at Wiggins - Food Access Program
-Weekend Backpack Program
-Wiggins Promise YMCA Afterschool Program
-Wiggins YMCA Summer Scholars

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