Better lives and brighter futures. We all want the same things for the community we live in. That’s why Rutgers University–Camden partners with our neighbors—throughout the city of Camden and across the region—in an intense commitment to civic engagement. Through efforts large and small, we are deepening our presence in the community by sharing our resources to achieve common goals.

Change may be immediate (a spruced-up street) or long term (economic growth or educational excellence), but the benefits are mutual. Our community advances its pursuit of positive change, while the University connects its knowledge to the world. Our students develop as future professionals and responsible citizens, while our faculty see their innovations at work—and discover new challenges to meet.

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Engaging lives for a bright future. Rutgers–Camden is making an impact in the Delaware Valley region with effective and practical programs that transform lives and communities. There are many ways you can get involved and make a difference.

Civic Learning

We strive to connect the resources of our campus with the needs and opportunities of communities by working with students, faculty, and staff to build partnerships that achieve common goals. 

  • Read more about Civic Learning, including our Civic Scholars program, Engaged Civic Learning, Faculty Fellows program, and the Graduate Fellows program.

K–12 Education Outreach

Through our education outreach initiatives, we develop partnerships in Camden City and the region that increase the academic achievement of students and provide a pathway to higher education. 

Office of Civic Engagement

Rutgers–Camden is a good neighbor and partner. We work closely with campus community members and groups, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and others to help you to reach your goals. 

Contact Us

We want to partner with you. Find a full listing of staff for all of Rutgers–Camden’s civic engagement programs and opportunities.




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Help with Income Tax

Rutgers Law students offer help with income tax preparation this season via the VITA program.