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In The News

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
In a city bounded by a mighty river, there is another waterfront. But the Cooper River is in some ways more the heart of Camden than the broad Delaware. The...
Sunday, September 04, 2016
On any afternoon during the school year, you’ll find a small group of teens – each wearing a tool belt with a staple gun or sander in hand – gathered on the...
Friday, August 12, 2016
A snow-white egret stood silently in the shallows off a bank of the Cooper River as a blue heron dipped below the tree line and flew west. Nearby, a bald eagle...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Urban Promise's BoatWorks program was the starting point for Camden teen Siani Burgess' love for rowing. Siani Burgess didn't know picking up a canoe paddle...
Friday, February 28, 2014
On a forlorn, potholed stretch of Broadway in the nation's most dangerous city, middle and high school kids are happily making canoes and kayaks out of peanut...
Saturday, June 29, 2013
With the morning sun glimmering on the rippled Delaware River, paddlers loaded into long, slim outrigger canoes set off on a two day, 50-mile journey. The...
Sunday, May 05, 2013
The first 10 miles of the eighth annual Pedal for Promise bike ride held Saturday in Burlington County was a struggle for Camden teen Faith Kroma. “My...
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Kids, kayaks, canoes and the Cooper River could be construed as a risky combination. But all went well Saturday morning as more than a dozen youngsters from...
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Jim Cummings was the youngest of seven children, all very close in age with two sets of twins in the family. Cost was a big factor in deciding where to attend...
Thursday, April 15, 2010
CAMDEN — Holding a paper chili cup, Shakyra Howell was asked to bring over "the soup" to the boats. The 13-year-old student who attends the UrbanPromise School...

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