SJCS recognizes the importance of having community members play an active role in the upkeep and development of their neighborhoods.
SJCS pursued this objective through a strategic partnership with Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP), a non-profit coalition of 30 faith-based institutions whose core mission is to empower residents to improve their communities.
In 2012 SJCS collaborated with Cooper's Ferry to begin the East Camden Neighborhood Planning Intiative. The efforts of this initiative have included surveys in order to assure that the voices of the community residents are being heard. For more information, click here.
In collaboration with a grant received from NeighborWorks America, SJCS has been able to begin a branding campaign for East Camden. The marketing plan developed by Fall Creek Consultants will roll out over a 3½ year period. For more information, click here.