North Camden Schools Partnership

The Rutgers–North Camden Schools Partnership is a collaboration between Rutgers University–Camden, the Camden City School District,  Camden Community Charter School, and North Camden Elementary School. The partnership serves over 250 students in grades 4–8 and their families in five schools in the North Camden neighborhood, using a university-assisted community schools approach.

Increasing Student Achievement

Working in collaboration with school leadership, staff, families, and community organizations, the goal of the partnership is to increase student achievement by providing an integrated system of partnerships that promote academic success, support positive social and emotional development, and engage families and community members in an effort to strengthen the North Camden neighborhood. 

Modeled after an approach developed by the Netter Center of Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, the university-assisted community school initiative is focused on mobilizing the vast resources of the University in service to the students and families of the North Camden community. This partnership also advances the teaching, research, and service mission of the University and the civic development of our undergraduate and graduate students.