DCCB News & Updates
Here you will find Updates & News issued by the District Council Collaborative Board
Updates & Announcements
The DCCB begins extensive outreach for the US Census with WERC.
December 19, 2019:
The DCCB partners with Neighbors of Waterfront South to host a holiday event at the Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET).
At this event, residents and children create arts and crafts, celebrate the season with snacks and drinks, receive gifts, and are paid a visit by Santa Claus.
December 4, 2019:
The DCCB and Neighbors of Waterfront South partner with the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) to identify and report over 57 non-functioning streetlights in the neighborhood.
The DCCB partners with residents in Waterfront South to host regular meetings on public safety and neighborhood wellness.
The DCCB begins working with the Heart of Camden on a lighting project and public safety initiatve in Waterfront South.
Over the course of the next year, the DCCB and Neighbors of Waterfront South create two new initiatives: "Light It UP!", a campaign promoting the importance of outdoor lighting, and the organization of neighborhood block captains.
April 23, 2019:
DCCB members celebrate Angel's receiving of the Academic Civic Engagement Award.
April 3, 2019:
The DCCB receives the Chancellor's Award for Civic Engagement from Rutgers University.
"This award recognizes your outstanding commitment to creating meaningful engaged civic learning experiences from Rutgers University-Camden students. [...] Increasing our engagement with the city of Camden and surrounding communities is among my highest priorities, not only because of the good we can do in these communities, but also because of our opportunity to increase the civic capacities of our students. Your coursework advances both goals: your students are making a substantive contribution to the efforts of our community partners while learning to be the kinds of educated people who can address the challenges facing our region, nation, and world. I thank you for your exemplary service."
~ Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon, J.D., LLM.
The DCCB takes over the Linkages meetings.
January 11, 2018:
The DCCB is invited by the National Water Equity team to participate in Camden's Water Equity task force. The DCCB joins the taskforce to advance equitable water management practices locally and nationally.
"Water challenges often disproportionately affect the most vulnerable communities. At the same time, smart and equitable water management can foster opportunity for all people and communities. To make progress, we must align the resources and capacities of all stakeholders, including water utilities, community leaders, philanthropy, policymakers, environmental groups, and more. [...] The US Water Alliance created the Water Equity Taskforce to build the capacity of all stakeholders to advocate for and advance equitable water management pracices in Camden and other participating sites."
~ Radhika Fox, CEO of US Water Alliance | ~ Andy Kricun, ED of CCMUA
Members of the taskforce participate in the creation of a Water Equity Roadmap for Camden, 'Learning Exchanges', quarterly webinars, and regular progress updates with the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority and the US Water Alliance.