CAMDEN, N.J. – Twenty-five employee volunteers from Cooper University Health Care joined representatives from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and the Parkside Business and Community In Partnership, Inc. to install a new Born Learning Trail at Farnham Park in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. This new park feature is the first Born Learning Trail in Camden County.
Generously supported by The Cooper Foundation, a Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 signs accompanied by colorful shapes and designs painted on the walkway that enhance the learning experience. The Trail is an interactive, playful, and visible community engagement tool that gives caregivers and children opportunity to participate in outdoor learning activities that support school readiness and long-term success.
“Children are born learning,” said Susan Bass Levin, president and CEO of The Cooper Foundation. “We’re proud to support a project that encourages children and caregivers to get outdoors to play and learn together.”
Employees from Cooper University Health Care installed the signs and painted the designs on the walkway as part of Cooper’s commitment to giving back to the City of Camden.
“Together with dedicated partners like The Cooper Foundation, UWGPSNJ fights for youth success throughout our region,” said John Emge, vice president and regional executive director, UWGPSNJ. “The new Born Learning Trail will be a wonderful addition to Farnham Park and will foster quality, early learning opportunities for children in our communities.”
About The Cooper Foundation
The Cooper Foundation serves as the philanthropic, community outreach and community development arm of Cooper University Health Care, one of the largest health care systems in southern New Jersey with more than 100 outpatient offices and its flagship, Cooper University Hospital located in Camden, N.J.
About United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving communities in Pennsylvania’s Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, and New Jersey’s Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, and Cumberland counties, is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people’s lives. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. In Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, United Way fights for youth success and family stability because we LIVE UNITED against intergenerational poverty. For more information about United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey visit www.UnitedForImpact.org.