December 11, 2017

Block Supporters Celebrate the Holidays

North Camden is bursting with holiday cheer thanks to hundreds of decorative bows (on street trees and window boxes) and dozens of glistening candy canes on telephone poles – all handmade by residents through the Block Supporter Initiative! The team of staff and volunteers who created these decorations felt so […]
November 17, 2017

Community Mural Art to Brighten North Camden

Through a partnership with Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, the Block Supporter Initiative‘s staff and volunteers are working with mural artist Cesar Viveros to design, create, and install mural art in North Camden this fall and winter! This project is part of a hands-on community-based program associated with the current […]
November 2, 2017

“We Recycle with Pride” in North Camden

This fall, the Block Supporter Initiative will kick-off a recycling campaign called “We Recycle with Pride,” geared toward increasing resident and corner store recycling in North Camden. The project is made possible through a partnership with the Camden Collaborative Initiative and the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority. In addition to […]
October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween, North Camden!

Happy Halloween from your friends at Camden Lutheran Housing, Inc. and the Block Supporter Initiative! Last Saturday, October 28th, our staff worked an amazing community block event organized by Block Supporter and North Camden resident Jackie Santiago on the 300 block of Byron Street. With over 40 residents in attendance, […]
October 24, 2017

Billboards “Change the Message!” in North Camden

In North Camden, six neighborhood billboards are changing the message – promoting positive messages, events, and resources for the community! Tired of seeing negative ads for funeral homes, cheap divorce, and alcohol on North Camden’s billboards, CLHI Executive Director Betsy Clifford started “Change the Message” in January of 2017. “I thought, […]
October 18, 2017

Community Arts Project Transforms Eyesore

In the summer of 2017, through the Decorative Board Up program, CLHI worked with The Neighborhood Foundation, the Camden Community Development Association, and the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties to host a community art project to transform a blighted abandoned house at N. 6th and Grant Streets from eyesore-to-asset. […]
September 20, 2017

WE WON! Liquor Store Proposal Withdrawn

On Monday, September 18th, the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board announced that the application to open a liquor store at 724 State Street in North Camden was withdrawn. WE WON! Thank you to all who got involved! This was a huge win for the community, who came out in staggering […]
August 18, 2017

Sign Our Petition: Say NO to New Liquor Store for North Camden

The North Camden community is saying “NO!” to a new liquor store at 724 State Street, at the late Sam Plaza’s La Posada Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor. This building, closed but in beautiful condition, is located in the heart of North Camden, with residents living on either side, a […]
August 17, 2017

Preliminary Decorative Board Up Study Revealed at National Conference

On Monday, August 14th, the preliminary findings of a North Camden based Decorative Board Up study were revealed at the national NeighborWorks America conference in Philadelphia. With over 40 one-on-one interviews on record and more planned as the study moves forward, researchers Lewis Bivona and Marcus Biddle shared up-close-and-personal stories from the people most impacted by Decorative […]
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