Place-Making Failures and Opportunities in Camden by Tom Dahan

We’ve had some amazingly good writing in the comments over recent weeks — it’s almost enough to restore my faith in the internet. I’m going to start pulling from that for “guest posts”. Here’s the first, a post by Tom Dahan responding to my writing on a recent Small Business Grants program by the EDA. Thanks … Read more of Place-Making Failures and Opportunities in Camden by Tom Dahan

NJPP: A Blueprint for Economic Justice or Unreachable Utopia? by Jared Hunter

One of the reasons I run this blog is because there’s more space to get away from the news cycle and have conversations about other issues worthy of our attention. This post is about NJ’s budget, but it’s also a chance to open really important strategic questions such as: where is the work? Is it … Read more of NJPP: A Blueprint for Economic Justice or Unreachable Utopia? by Jared Hunter

How livable is Camden? by Jared Hunter

I was recently at a meeting down in Washington for work and met with some extremely sharp folks doing very interesting work.  One group in particular through AARP was discussing a new tool being developed called the Livability Index.  Essentially this tool scores and ranks cities across the country based on an averaging score of … Read more of How livable is Camden? by Jared Hunter

This Week in Camden: Organizing, Student Voices and More

Some quick hitters as we go into the weekend:   — This week, the Camden Parents Union and Camden Student Union held a town hall as part of Journey 4 Justice #WeChoose campaign. A student panel addressed issues like school closures, and the impact of having fewer teachers of color in schools, and Jitu Brown — … Read more of This Week in Camden: Organizing, Student Voices and More

Small Business Grants in Camden: isn’t that good news?

In early September, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced a grant program for Camden small business. For those of us who have been actively pointing out the ways the 2013 Economic Opportunity Act — which opened the door for so many businesses to come to the city — actively ignored small businesses, we took … Read more of Small Business Grants in Camden: isn’t that good news?