Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Receives $40,000 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant

Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts will further its mission of providing programs and events that inspire a full appreciation and enjoyment of the arts in the City of Camden and the South Jersey region.

dodgefoundation-featureThe prestigious grant, awarded for arts-in-education and community-arts programs in Camden, will support an array of such programs for pre-K to 12 students and teachers, including the Stages of Discovery performance series and Museum Education program at Rutgers–Camden. The grant will also benefit an arts and literacy partnership with Camden City schools, which includes artist-residency programs and teacher professional-development workshops.

“The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has funded Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts’ arts- education and community-arts programs since the 1990s,” says Noreen Scott Garrity, associate director of education for the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts. “The impact of these programs is significant, representing more than 17,000 individual arts experiences for students, teachers, and other members of the community each year – including many participants who are engaged with multiple programs.”

dodgefoundation-copyThe Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts received one of 94 grants – totaling more than $4.5 million – awarded to nonprofit organizations in New Jersey dedicated to building sustainable, engaged, and creative communities.

“At Dodge, we are constantly thinking about what a better New Jersey looks like,” says Chris Daggett, president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. “While we don’t have all the answers, we know it starts with citizens who are informed, engaged, and empowered to pursue decisions and actions that improve their lives and their communities. That’s why we support community-based organizations and programs that put citizens first. Increasingly, the nonprofit organizations we support are working together to solve the complex, next-generation challenges that our communities face.”

For more information about Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts programs and events, visit rcca.camden.rutgers.edu or contact Noreen Scott Garrity at (856) 225-6306.

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