What's Happening 
(NOTE: Listings are in chronological order and be sure to scroll thru for food resources and job openings)
Our statewide #CensusPUSHWeek starts Monday, July 27th. Make sure everyone in your family is COUNTED, especially the kids. Fill it out at 2020CENSUS.GOV or by phone at 844-330-2020 or 844-468-2020 (Spanish).
IN THE NEWS
N.J. is only state in the U.S. to see COVID-19 cases drop for two weeks running
https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/07/only-one-state-in-the-us-has-seen-covid-19-cases-drop-for-two-weeks-running.html?fbclid=IwAR0wFvqLdy62A0SDJKBAssAhTBhnsrURu7F6zDEB31SWOn3WIuRwRNjAlgY
City of Camden's 2020 Annual Impact Report
During the Virtual Annual Meeting on July 20, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership released its 2020 Annual Impact Report. The report provides and overview of the collective progress we are making together across the City.
 We encourage you to review the 2020 Annual Impact Report: Taking Pride in Our Progress.
https://2020impactreport.com
HAPPENING TODAY & THIS WEEKED
North Camden Center Pool in Camden Open 7/27 and 7/28
Due to excessive heat, the North Camden Center Pool will be open on Monday 7/27 & Tuesday 7/28 from 10am to 5pm . Pre-registration is still required and taking place at both pools. For more info, call 856-757-7508 Isabel Miller Center Pool or 609-790-5158 North Camden Center Pool
MAGIC Mondays: Virtual Performances & Workshops!
Tune in to our weekly summer series on the art of magic and performance starring Magic Ed! Magician and elementary STEM teacher Ed Pietrzak will educate while he entertains with amazing tricks using recycled materials and common household items. Each episode will feature a hands-on workshop revealing his secrets and teaching kids and families how to make a little magic at home!
Magic Ed has been a fan favorite on our Summer Arts Stage for years and we are so excited to bring his incredible talent and enthusiasm directly to you virtually. Check out a new show every Monday through August 10...then watch them whenever you want on YouTube through the end of the summer season :)
Cooper Grant Neighborhood Association's Monthly Meeting
CGNA monthly meeting via Google Hangouts  TONIGHT   Monday, July 27th at 7:00 PM . You can either join the meeting using your computer via a G-mail (Google) account  OR  call into the meeting by phone. It is our understanding that the video function works best within the Chrome browser on the computer, but it is not required. Below is the log-in info for the meeting -
This event has a video call.
Join:  https://meet.google.com/sah-yspn-ade +1 385-404-5340 PIN: 485019007#
If possible, please try to log into the meeting before 7:00PM (between 6:45PM and 7:00PM) so we can try to address any connection/log-in issues before the meeting starts. Thank you! 
Public Skating is back @ Millennium Skate World in Camden
 Monday 6:30 to 9pm, Tuesday 6:30 to 9pM, Wed 9pm to 1am, Friday 7 to 11pm, Sat 3:30 to 6:30pm and 7 to 10pm and Sun 3:30 to 6:30pm 
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Family sessions, pay at the door
Adult sessions  Advance ticket sales
  Temps taken and Wear Mask 
 Family sessions  parents stay with your kids, no drop offs
Dealing With the Stress of "Re-opening"
by Evan Marcus
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 @ 10:00am - 11:15am
Join Us for a FREE Webinar
To register, please email your name, affiliation and contact information to infonpdcsnj@gmail.com.
In our continuing effort to become more valuable to you and all of the NPOs across our region, we would like to invite you to participate in a FREE Zoom webinar presented by nationally-recognized lecturer Evan Marcus, the co-founder of DillonMarcus. The webinar is designed to help you reduce the stress and anxiety related to your role as an executive leading your organization into the “reopening.” 
Evan will teach a simple, 4-step method that can be applied to any stressful situation to help “work it down." In particular we will focus on the stress and anxiety during this time of re-opening. The skills and principles you will learn can be applied to managing your own stress and anxiety as well as helping the people you lead. 
July Camden City School District Meeting
I n response to the public health related school closures, the Camden City School District Advisory Board will conduct the  July 28th  Virtual Advisory Board Meeting. 
All residents are invited to 'attend' the meeting and/or participate in the Public Comment portion of the meeting by following the directions below.
http://camdencity.ss12.sharpschool.com/advisory_board
Message from Camden City School Superintendent About the Reopening Plan
I am writing to update you on the Camden City School District’s reopening plan for September. Over the past few months, our District Reopening Task Force has considered several learning models including remote and hybrid options. The task force has also examined cleaning, testing, and procedure changes that align with best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health authorities. With our most important priority being the health and safety of our students and staff, the planning process is ongoing. 
Thank you to our families, staff and community members for participating in our survey. The feedback you provided has helped inform the District Task Force’s reopening plans which is aligned to the guidance from the CDC & the “The Road Back,” NJ Department of Education’s guidelines released on June 26, 2020. 
As we move closer to the first day of school on September 3, we welcome continued feedback that will help us deliver on our promise to provide a safe and high quality-learning environment for all Camden students and staff. To this end, we will share the district’s proposed reopening plan at our virtual board meeting on July 28, 2020. 
Not a day goes by where I am not grateful for the ongoing support and dedication shown by everyone during these unprecedented times. Thank you all for your commitment to our students, the district, and the community at-large.
Katrina T. McCombs, M.A.Ed., MPA, State District Superintendent
Camden City School District
For more information on "The Road Back" visit:  https://www.nj.gov/education/reopening/NJDOETheRoadBack.pdf
The Week Ahead: Virtual Cooking with Rachel Ray, Odd Squad Summer Learning Series, 'Hamilton' Dance Masterclass, Vernardo's Circus Livestream & More!
https://hulafrog.com/camden-nj/the-week-ahead-virtual-cooking-with-rachel-ray-odd-squad-summer-learning-series-hamilton-dance-masterclass-vernardo-s-circus-livestream-more-copy-92511/?nos=1&utm_source=NJ-Camden&utm_campaign=cb80c3c1e7-UA-15130120-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2f3ea42525-cb80c3c1e7-308738658



Still Time to Apply----Teen Summer Series
Please see the attached flyer for a Teen Summer Series event hosted by the Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative. It starts this week for kids in 6-8 grades. Youth will have a chance to win prizes including gift cards and t-shirts.
STORYTELLING Session Two Today!
You can’t miss  Tall Tales with Kyle J  – Everyone’s favorite storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski will weave his delightful word magic and captivate pre-school aged children through interactive storytelling. This year you can tune in virtually, making it even easier to join in on the fun! We will be live streaming on Thursdays at 10:30 am via our partnership with the Camden County Library - Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch.
THREE STORIES, ZERO BOOKS?!  Each 30 minute weekly session includes three stories, which the children help to tell through call-and-response, creative movement, and other ways that provide engaged learning and encourage a love of words and an interest in reading. Though the stories are inspired by some of our favorite children's books, Kyle uses only voice, movement, props, and imagination to make the stories come to life. We will send a "prop list" of household items each week that you can use to follow along! 
How to Tune In Live
We will be live streaming via the Camden County Library Facebook page. 
Thursday, July 23 Stories & Prop Lists
Kyle J will be interpreting the stories below during our second session. All you need to join in is your imagination, but if you want to enhance the experience, gather the following items to help act them out:
1) Gregory, The Terrible Eater
2) Giraffes Can't Dance
Questions? Contact Miranda Powell miranda.powell@rutgers.edu

CPR Farewell Concert
Hello friends! A reminder that this month's CPR Concert, our FINAL concert, will occur on the 5th and final Thursday in July. So tune in on July 30th for one more hour of music from CPR! 
https://www.facebook.com/cprmusicinvincible
Opportunities for Children to Learn During The Summer
School may be out, but there are still opportunities for children to learn in every day moments! Check out these resources to help children build their brains, even in summer.  https://bit.ly/2AF7Mvy
Camden Health and Athletic Association's Summer Sports Programs
Go to: http://chaacamden.org/sports/sports-programs/baseball/
I Bike Camden is BACK!
We’re hosting a virtual event so you can safely  #explorecamden  by bike along the city’s growing trails network! It’s easy. 1. Visit our website @ http://www.ctlcamden.com to download the route to your phone. 2. Strap on your helmet and follow the route of your choice 3. Snap a photo of you on the ride 4. Tag us @ctlcamden in your pics for a chance to win prizes from @bicyclecoalition! The ride starts THIS FRIDAY July 10th! 
https://www.facebook.com/ctlcamden

Summer Workshops
Workshops have already begun as of yesterday, July 14th but workshops will be happening well into late August.
See link below for workshop schedules & registration:

THE WORK OF THE COURTS CONTINUES
Even though our doors aren't open at this time, the Judiciary is working very hard to continue to address emergent matters, as well as hold video conferences for motions, conferences, and other hearings. For the press release, click on the link:  https://www.njcourts.gov/pressrel/2020/pr041420a.pdf < https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?
FREE BOOKS---Camden County Pop-up Library
We will deliver books to any family in Camden that wants some. All kinds of books for all kinds of ages.
Tom Martin--- kennedyper@aol.com ----- (856) 308-6992
CCPUL FB:  http://fb.me/ccpul
CCPUL IG: @ccpul
Pop-up Libraries---FREE Books @ Several Camden Locations
Here are a few:
  • 1700 block of Ferry Ave in South CamdenFree books 24/7.
  • Come out to Esperanza Garden at 6th & Grant and practice some COVID19 safe distance mask wearing reading. Our benches are more than six feet apart. A perfect place to enjoy with your children. #bettertogether
  • Heart of Camden, 1840 S. Broadway, Camden.
  • AND NEWEST SITE--BOOK ARK 27 goes to Sister Marie and Sister Donna at 2768 Federal Street. The Convent for the Sisters of St Joseph.What a wonderful neighborhood. They could use some books in Spanish!
For more info or to set-up your own Pop-up Library, Contact: Tom Martin 
kennedyper@aol.com (856) 308-6992
CCPUL FB:  http://fb.me/ccpul
CCPUL IG: @ccpul
FOOD RESOURCES
JOB OPENINGS


Job Opening @ Cathedral Kitchen for a Guest Services Manager
CC Police Recruiting for Part-time Special Law Enforcers
The Camden County Police Department is actively recruiting Camden City residents for the part-time positions of Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO) Class I (civilian) and Class II (sworn). Applications are available for download online at  http://camdencountypd.org/apply-now/  or can be requested from the information window at the CC Police Headquarters located at 800 Federal St Camden, NJ.
This is an important opportunity for Camden residents to join the police force without taking the NJ Civil Service exam. We ask that you spread this information throughout the community as we are looking to hire and train additional officers as soon as possible.
For more info, contact: Captain Zsakhiem R James #53, Community Commander 
Cell: 609-820-3546 email:  James53@CamdenCountyPd.org
Virtual Hiring Events
Register for NJ at  https://tinyurl.com/njvirtualjuly
Register for Philly area at  https://tinyurl.com/phillyvirtualjuly

Bancroft is hiring
Go to: Careers.bancroft.org


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