Students and families in Camden City seek engaging and rigorous educational experiences, both during and outside of the school day, that will increase the academic achievement of students and provide a pathway to higher education.
K–12 Education Outreach
The Office of Civic Engagement K–12 Education Outreach initiatives focus on:
- developing collaborative partnerships and initiatives that help to achieve better outcomes for youth and families in the city of Camden, especially those in North Camden, the neighborhood adjacent to the Rutgers–Camden campus;
- engaging the critical resources of the University to create academically enriching and rigorous programming for students in grades K–12; and
- creating educational pathways to increase the number of underrepresented students in and around the city of Camden who apply, enroll, and successfully complete post-secondary education.
This collaborative education program is driven by and concentrated in the North Camden community, a neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey.
Providing the support and guidance needed to students and their families, the Hill Center helps to ensure access to and preparation for success in college.
This collaboration among Rutgers–Camden, the Camden City School District, Camden Community Charter School, and North Camden Elementary School serves over 250 students in grades 4–8 and their families.
Economically disadvantaged, academically promising students from eighth grade through high schoool receive ongoing academic support, enrichment, personal guidance, and mentoring in preparation their futures.