The Neighborhood Center in Camden
Begun in 1913 by UM Deaconesses, the Neighborhood Center in Camden is a United Methodist Women National Mission Institution. The mission of The Neighborhood Center is to generously love our neighbor as ourselves with abundant service and hope today and every day. The Neighborhood Center identified the need to break the cycle of poverty for children (which include poor education and poor family structures). Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, so that a child has success in life. The programs serving children are designed to help children and young adults in a 4-fold life: mind, body, spirit, and community. The Neighborhood Center drives sustainable programs that help a child to aspire; to achieve; and to be successful in school - and, along the way, learn about Christ. The Neighborhood Center demonstrates core Christian values – Love the Lord – through programs with children and the community. Programs include: Urban Community Farm; Child Care Learning Center; After School and Teens; Sophisticated Sisters; Camp Kumbaya (Summer Enrichment Program); Sages Program; and the Community Kitchen, daily serving a healthy, bagged take-away lunch to all who come.
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