What We Do
The Camden Education Fund (CEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating progress in Camden’s public school system.
CEF works with families, school partners, and community leaders to identify citywide needs in education. CEF then provides grants and develops strategic partnerships to address these citywide needs. Grantees may include schools, non-profits, and universities.
Camden will be home to a vibrant public school system that inspires all students and prepares them for success after high school.
To sustain and accelerate progress in Camden’s public school system.
Our Focus Areas
In its first year, CEF grants and strategic partnerships will focus on the following four areas:
Recruiting, developing, retaining, and appreciating excellent teachers
Ensuring a great school for every child and services that meet all children’s needs
Creating opportunities for parents and community leaders to shape a system that meets families’ needs
Providing all students with access to high-quality, rigorous, and relevant curricula
Director of External Affairs
Jon is a former teacher and community organizer. Jon served most recently as the founding executive director of PennCAN, a nonprofit education advocacy organization. He holds a B.A. in History and an M.A in Secondary Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Naeha is a former teacher and district administrator. Naeha served most recently as Chief of Staff at the Camden City School District. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Director of School Investments
Jonathan is a former teacher and school administrator. Jonathan served most recently as a Professional Development Implementation Specialist with Great Minds, a nonprofit curriculum provider. He holds an A.B. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and a Teaching Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania.