Stewardship Grant Received

On 12/31/19, The NJ Department of Environmental Protection, through The New Jersey Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, awarded $122,500 in grants to 11 municipalities to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests. Resiliency planning grants totaling $76,500 have been awarded to eight municipalities: Merchantville Borough, Camden County ($10,000); Byram Township, Sussex County ($10,000); City of Trenton, Mercer County ($10,000); Pennsauken Township, Camden County ($10,000); Teaneck Township, Bergen County ($10,000); Ridgewood Village, Bergen County ($10,000); West Cape May Borough, Cape May County ($10,000); and Park Ridge Borough, Bergen County ($6,500). Funding for the 2019 grants comes from the “Treasure Our Trees” state license plate sales and the No Net Loss Compensatory Reforestation program.

A New View Camden

“A New View” is all about envisioning a future for the city, with art playing a central role in reinforcing Camden as a place for creativity and innovation", says Camden Mayor Frank Moran. The City of Camden, Cooper's Ferry Partnership, and Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts welcome applications from visual and performing artists with a track record of demonstrating their ability to work at a scale commensurate with outdoor sites, using materials, spaces and time in a transformative way to reinforce the perception of the city as a place of creative possibility. Local artists are encouraged to apply, especially those who have had experience with meaningful community engagement in the creation or interpretation of artwork. Six sites in Camden will be transformed by public art. Grant funding will be used to support the temporary installations as well as programming throughout the end of the project in October 2020. 

Vote for Hopeworks

The polls are still open for 9 Key to Community grants @ Philafound.org and Hopeworks Camden is in the running! For more than a century, Philadelphia Foundation has increased philanthropic investment in the community, fostering the economic, civic and social vitality of Greater Philadelphia. Hopeworks provides a positive, healing atmosphere that propels young people to build strong futures and break the cycle of violence and poverty in Camden, New Jersey. They connect youth to life-changing opportunities where their growing technology skills go to work for enterprising businesses within our community. The real-world, on-the-job experience they gain raises their potential and benefits our partners. Vote for Hopeworks daily through July 26th and promote the vote to your friends and family!

 
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