Weekly Update for Week of 10/12/15

October 12, 2015

Celebrating 30 Years of Organizing - CCOP's 2015 Fundraiser

TOMORROW, October 15th, 6:00 pm at The Kove

Camden Churches Organized for People is delighted to invite you to celebrate 30 years of community organizing!  For 30 years, CCOP has worked to create grassroots collaboration among residents in the city of Camden, and surrounding suburbs, toward building a better Camden. Our organizing discipline teaches creative forms of civic responsibility that empower ordinary people to seek new relationshps, and methods for community engagement that promote economic opportunity by breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty. 

Buy tickets online or mail payments to CCOP at P.O. Box 1317, Camden, NJ 08105. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to CCOP as your way of helping build Camden into a strong and healthy community once again. Your support is crucial to our future success.

CCOP Organizing Academy

Tuesday, October 20th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Mt Olivet Church (800 Chelton Ave, Camden)

CCOP holds a series of monthly trainings every third Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at different member congregations. Throughout the year, we will explore readings, principles and practices at the core of effective community organizing. Those who attend 75% of the curriculum will graduate with a certificate from the CCOP Organizing Academy. In October, we will continue with the theme of action by continuing our conversation about acting for Community Benefits Agreements. Download the flier to share in your communities.

Driving Without Fear Rally

Thursday, November 5th, in Trenton

After more than a year of working to pass legislation in favor of driver's licenses, we are ready to go to the State House to ask for a vote in the legislature. Join us while we travel to Trenton the first day that the politicans return to session after the elections. We will have a rally with press in the morning and then enter the chambers to talk to each of the legislators to ensure that they know the importance of this bill to our families. You can plan on a full day commitment and we will travel by River Line together. We are still planning the day and, depending on the political environment, details could change. Therefore, it is important that you register to receive the most current information. Download fliers in English and Spanish to invite your community.

Manifestacion de Conduciendo Sin Miedo

el jueves, 5 de noviembre, en Trenton

Después de más de un año de trabajo para pasar legislación en favor de licencias de conducir, estamos listos para ir a la Casa del Estado para pedir una votación en la legislatura. Únete con nosotros mientras viajamos a Trenton el primer día que los políticos regresan a sesión después de las elecciones. Tendremos una manifestación con prensa por la mañana y después entraremos las cámaras para hablar con cada uno de los legisladores para asegurar que sepan la importancia de este proyecto de ley a nuestras familias. Puedes planear en un día completo de compromiso y viajaremos por River Line juntos. Todavía estamos planeando y, depende en el ambiente político, detalles podrían cambiar. Entonces, es importante que registras para recibir la información más actual. Descargue los volantes en Ingles y Espanol para invitar a tu comunidad.


Need a Job?

In an effort to reduce poverty and unemployment in the city of Camden, our Contract for Camden seeks to create jobs for Camden residents, connect residents to existing employment opportunities and remove barriers to work. The following opportunities have been shared with CCOP and we ask that you help us get the word out to your congregations. 

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Simulated Patient

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) is one of country’s newest medical schools. We use many innovative teaching methodologies as we educate our students to become the physicians of tomorrow. One of the teaching methodologies that we utilize is simulation.  We utilize people who pretend to be patients in order to teach our students how to interview and physically examine patients, as well as how to communicate and create a strong doctor-patient relationships. These pretend patients are called Simulated Patients. We are looking for a diverse group of people that represent the Camden population interested in doing this interesting, educational and rewarding work. The work is part-time, project based and paid. There is no medical testing, medications, needles or invasive physical exams involved at all. Pay is fairly competitive ($15 - $20 per hour) and hours are "as available." Intersted applicants should contact Brad Wrenn at

Temple Emanuel

Maintenance and Cleaning Staff

Looking for someone who is an excellent maintenance and/or cleaning staff. Starting pay is $10/hr. Everyone must submit an application and go through a background check because there is a school on site. Intereseted applicants should contact Russ at 856-489-0029 x128 and name Jack Sattin as the referring party. 

Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Multiple Job Openings

Our partners at the Camden Coalition are on the cutting edge of healthcare innovation and looking for an RN Clinical Manager, Community Health Worker, Staff Accountant, and Database Assistant - among other things. Check out their job listings on the Coalition's website.


2770 Federal St, Camden, NJ 08105 ~ 856-966-8869 ~

CCOP is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse or oppose candidates. CCOP is an affiliate of the PICO National Network.