Black Lives Matter. Read our statement here.

The RISE Award

We know this has been a tough year for our teachers. To honor their perseverance, Camden Education Fund is excited to announce the RISE (Resilient, Inspirational, Solutions-oriented Educators) Award. The RISE Award will honor up to 10 city teachers with a cash prize of $2,000 for their hard work and dedication during the pandemic. Winners will be announced in May.

 

We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis.  George’s story is the story of too many Black Americans – Ahmaud Arbery, Breona Taylor, Trayvon Martin, and so many more, named and unnamed by the media— brutally and senselessly killed.

This loss of Black life and our persistent failure to bring those responsible to account expose the most grotesque, painful truth about our nation: the enduring legacy of white supremacy.  

We will not heal until things change.    

Camden Education Fund stands in solidarity with the Black community.    

We remain deeply committed to bringing resources to support our public schools and the extraordinary youth-serving organizations in Camden, as we believe these are the institutions with the greatest potential to show our children, daily, that their lives and dreams matter.     

The reality is that all organizations – ours included – have so much more work to do.  We will hold ourselves accountable to building an organization that advances equity, promotes understanding, and dismantles racist structures.