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Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Cooper’s Ferry Partnership announced Request for Qualification for Construction Management Services, Design & Engineering Services and Legal Services.  

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Capitalizing on investments to sustain a viable workforce to support current and future commercial development is key to successful redevelopment in Camden. Employers, educators, and community groups are collaborating to provide workforce development programs that match residents who are work ready with open positions and provide the training they need to be successful.
More children are leaving Camden schools with diplomas because the district is implementing innovative programs to get involved with students when help is needed most. With initiatives that embrace parent involvement, school choices, and community partnerships, graduation rates and test scores continue to rise creating a cradle to career educational system for Camden’s youth. 

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Investments in community development projects and programs act as a catalyst for transforming Camden into a place where residents feel connected to the city and enjoy a sense of pride in the changes occurring. Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, along with private sector and nonprofit partners, works alongside residents to improve neighborhoods with placemaking, recreational amenities, improved housing, environmental, health and other initiatives that positively impact the quality of life in the city.  

Friday, December 29th, 2017

From its roots as a prewar manufacturing hub, Camden continues to establish its position as a leader in new technology, medicine, and leading-edge research and development. Thanks to smart investment and the support of individual investors and major corporations, Camden City is laying a foundation of generational economic growth. The city now has a BBB+ Standard & Poor’s (S&P) credit rating, its best since the turn of the century.
Private businesses, public institutions, and nonprofits are betting on Camden to the tune of $2.5 billion, with an additional $1.1 billion in incentives doubling down on those dollars and catalyzing business incubators, charitable giving, small business growth, beautification, and infrastructure improvements. 

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Cooper’s Ferry Partnership Board of Trustees announced today that it has appointed Kris Kolluri President and CEO of the organization.
Former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Kolluri has served as CEO of the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors since 2014.
“Kris Kolluri is a proven leader with a commitment to Camden and expertise in economic and neighborhood development,” said Susan Bass Levin, Co-chair of the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership Board of Trustees. “With his background, he will be able to build on Camden’s progress as the city continues to rise.”

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Longtime Camden official and resident Francisco “Frank” Moran was elected Tuesday as the city's new leader. Moran’s experience in government dates back 30 years to shortly after he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School when he began working as a laborer for the city. Most recently he worked as the Director of Parks for Camden County. Moran has served on the city’s council for twenty years and the last seven years as Council President.

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Waterfront Ventures is part of a significant push to create opportunities that will continue to build on the momentum created by larger developments in the city. Partnering with Cooper’s Ferry, the city, and private sector businesses, the organization is embracing the city’s potential as a viable tech hub. They aspire to bring 100+ tech companies to Camden as part of an initiative to transform the city into a tech destination on the East coast.
Recently, the group sponsored Camden Catalyst, a startup pitch competition created to help new businesses stage their headquarters and future successes in Camden. The competition aimed to attract innovators from both sides of the bridge to come up with an idea, pitch it, and build their successful company in the city limits. The winner received $25,000 plus perks and support from Waterfront Ventures.

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

There’s a new free job training/education program for Camden residents. The Cooper Health Careers Initiative (CHCI) offers the program for those looking for employment in medical coding. Training is available for high school graduates, those with GEDs, as well as those working toward one. The program is also open to current high school seniors at Camden County Technical Schools. The CHCI aims to create a seamless transition from training to a rewarding career in health care.
This initiative is part of Camden’s strategy to continue to transform the downtown area into an “Eds and Meds” corridor and bring jobs to the city. A Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors report found that of the 30,000 jobs in Camden, 40 percent come from education and medical institutions. County and state officials, hospital and college administrators came together to enact the program that is offering young people a chance to be trained and work in the city.

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

On October 25th the Salvation Army hosted its 3rd annual Expect Change Luncheon honoring the commitment and service of key changemakers celebrating their efforts to give back to Camden.  

The Salvation Army recognized both individuals and organizations including Campbell Soup Company, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson, Frank Robertson, and Majors Paul and Alma Cain of The Salvation Army. The keynote speaker was Philadelphia 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil. Under O’Neil’s leadership, the 76ers partners with The Salvation Army Kroc Center on several events and initiatives, most notably the annual 76ers​/Virtua 3-day clinic that provides an amazing experience and an array of free gear for 1,000 children in the city.


Thursday, November 9th, 2017

While cooler temperatures are upon us, Camden officials continue to focus on the renovation and investment in Camden's parks. 
Investment in parks and recreation is vital to improving the quality of life of any community and Camden is no different. Perhaps one of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership’s (CFP) most essential missions, the agency works to offer recreation programs and create green spaces that strengthen and connect neighborhoods and enhance the economic and environmental well-being of the city.
Recognizing the value of green space, Cooper’s Ferry, the City of Camden and Camden County recently invested over $15 million in the transformation of former industrial sites to parkland and expanded Camden’s current park system. What it means for residents and the region are beautiful new parks, recreation opportunities and an increased sense of community pride.


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