The Creative Camden Call to Collaboration took place over two days – the first on March 16th hosted by Rugters University-Camden and the second on May 8th hosted by the Camden Salvation Army Kroc Center.  Over 200 people participated over the course of those two days to deliberate and form action plans around the issues that are most important to them.  Click here to read more about the variety of topics discussed.

This gathering is part of Creative New Jersey’s statewide series of community-based convenings, aimed at helping to fuel current efforts already in action and to foster creativity, innovation, and sustainability by facilitating cross-sector partnerships in commerce, education, philanthropy, government, and culture.

Hear what people have to say about Creative Camden’s first day:

SNJ Today’s news coverage of Creative Camden with Nina Baratti:

NJTV news coverage of Creative Camden with Michael Hill:

The Courier-Post’s Phaedra Trethan shares her experience of Creative Camden: Click here to read the article:

Camden, the “City Invincible,” which built its early reputation as a port city, industrial and manufacturing hub, is currently home to major hospitals, higher education institutions and many attractions. Though Camden has been faced with economic challenges for many years, the spirit of its residents and champions from all walks of life has kept the City moving forward. A highly diverse city, Camden is poised to become a model 21st-Century city – one that embraces all of its residents, economic prosperity for all, and collaboration for the collective good. Many individuals and organizations have been working toward those goals for years, and recent national attention and investments are indications that Camden’s evolution is ripening.

If you want to get involved, please contact Kacy O’Brien at, or Diana Mendez at who can assist you with more information.