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Center for Family Services Host Block Party at Whitman Square

Camden City, NJ – ( 1,000 Camden residents are expected to join Center For Family Services on Saturday, July 27thas it hosts the 2nd Annual Neighborhood Block Party at Whitman Square (Louis & Everett Streets) in Camden. The event will be held from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. The Neighborhood Block Party is one of several key community events designed to engage, educate and empower residents presented as part of the Camden Promise Neighborhood initiative.  

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“We are looking forward to this year’s Neighborhood Block Party as another opportunity to bring families and community members together,” said Merilee Rutolo, COO, Center For Family Services. “We want this to be a space where residents connect with one another, build relationships and strengthen partnerships in the community.”


The Neighborhood Block Party is a family-friendly event open to the public, offering free food and a host of family-friendly activities – face painting, water games, and arts and crafts. The event will also include 14 community agencies that will have resource tables to share information with residents.


“As a provider of high quality comprehensive health care, we are looking forward to participating in this year’s event,” said Flossie Laws, Community Outreach Organizer with CAMcare. “It’s a great opportunity to connect with Camden families and show support for Center For Family Services and the Camden Promise Neighborhood initiative.”


About Center For Family Services

Center For Family Services is a strong and innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope and strength. Inspired by the success of the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Camden Promise Neighborhood initiative provides a comprehensive network of free programs and services designed to support children from birth to college, career and beyond to position families for success.