Community Outreach

Scholars Lead Statewide Expansion of New Jersey Health Initiative’s Teen Leadership Program

Scholars Lead Statewide Expansion of New Jersey Health Initiative’s Teen Leadership Program

By Tom McLaughlin As the calendar turns to September, it is once again time to unite for Hunger Action Month, when Feeding America’s food banks urge individuals nationwide to fight hunger in their communities. According to the organization’s “Map the Meal Gap 2017” study, the issue is as pressing as ever in New Jersey, where […]

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Camden Adults Get a Fresh Start Thanks to Innovative Workforce Development Initiative

Camden Adults Get a Fresh Start Thanks to Innovative Workforce Development Initiative

By Tom McLaughlin In July 2015, 21-year-old Faith Monroe packed up what little she owned, said goodbye to her mom – promising to call her – and set out from her home in Canarsie, Brooklyn, to live with her aunt in Cherry Hill. She didn’t know what was in store for her, she recalls, but […]

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New Historic Preservation Certification Program Launched

New Historic Preservation Certification Program Launched

By Tom McLaughlin An innovative new program at Rutgers University–Camden will offer participants a unique opportunity to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation in the living classroom of Camden and nearby Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. History enthusiasts and scholars, practitioners, and other interested members of the public are invited to engage in […]

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Associate Professor Katie Eyer, a Leader in Expanding LGBT Employment Discrimination Rights

Associate Professor Katie Eyer, a Leader in Expanding LGBT Employment Discrimination Rights

Katie Eyer, of Rutgers Law School’s Camden location, has taken a leading role in advocating for greater coverage of LGBT employees in Pennsylvania under sex discrimination provisions.

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Scholar Earns Fulbright Award to Lead Professional Development Institute in Paraguay

Scholar Earns Fulbright Award to Lead Professional Development Institute in Paraguay

By Tom McLaughlin Since 1997, Gloria Bonilla-Santiago has shepherded the LEAP Academy University Charter School from a small charter school to its transformational position today in Camden– and the world has taken notice. “The LEAP Academy has become a national and international success story,” says the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy […]

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