...our mission at UrbanPromise has been to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. We strive to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training, and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.
Through a myriad of neighborhood-based programs, UrbanPromise educates and empowers around 640 Camden children and teens each year.
Within each of our programs, our children and teens are encouraged to focus on their studies and achieve academically. Upon graduation, 93% go on to college.
At least once a month, 145 individuals volunteer at UrbanPromise in a variety of capacities. We also host around 850 annual volunteers who participate in Saturday and week-long WorkGroup activities.
Tomatoes, broccoli, and peppers are flourishing this summer in the garden outside the UrbanPromise Wellness Center. But the most important crop may be peace of mind. "When you spend time in the garden, you're not thinking of anything else," says Rebecca Bryan, director of wellness programs at the faith-based nonprofit in East Camden.