Positive Youth Development

Pyne Poynt Documentary explores the North Camden Little League  playing a vital role in creating change in the  community of North Camden by bringing families, coaches, and children of all ages together. PYNE POYNT is about more than the power of sports to help children rise above poverty. It’s where the phrase “hitting it out of the park” takes on a new meaning.” Click on the link below to watch the extended trailer of the documentary and learn more information about the North Camden Little League also located in our Super Summer Directory. For more information on our Super Summer Directory please contact Kathy King: kking@cpachvi.org

Pyne Poynt Documentary Link:



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Fifth Annual Parent Leadership Breakfast

On Saturday February 8, 2014, The Fifth Annual Parent Leadership Breakfast hosted by Community Planning & Advocacy Council in partnership with Parents Anonymous of NJ  was held at the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken, NJ. This year’s theme was Speak Up! Parent Leaders recognized for the important role they play in our communities.  Special guests included Lisa Von Pier, Director of Division on Child Protection and Permanency; Carmen G. Rodriguez, Camden County Freeholder; Honorable Dana L. Redd, Mayor of the City of Camden and Jennifer McQuaid, Secretary of the NJ State Senate and Somerdale Councilwoman. 

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For more information on becoming active in Camden County Parent Leadership and Parent Advisory Council

Contact: Kathy King



Early Valentine’s Day for Cathedral Kitchen

Youth Volunteer Corps of Camden County (YVC) volunteers came together on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 to spread some love to Cathedral Kitchen creating 22 Valentine’s Day center pieces and 150 place mats to be set up for community members that come this Friday, February 14th, 2014.

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Cathedral Kitchen provides over 200,000 meals a year. Monday through Saturday, serving an average of 325 guests at 1514 Federal Street Camden, New Jersey 0810.  This service project would not have been “Made with Love” without youth and adult volunteers from Youth Consultation Services, YE2S Center, and students from Phifer Middle School and Lindenwold High School.

The Camden County Youth Volunteer Corps is funded by: Camden County Freeholders and is a part of the Positive Youth Development Focus Area of the Camden County Covenant for Children, Youth and Families.

Co-Chairs of the Camden County Covenant are Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez and Mayor Dana L. Redd.

If you are interested in volunteering and/or collaborating with Youth Volunteer Corps of Camden County please get in touch with Melissa Marston: mmarston@cpachvi.org

Communications Internship

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Internship Description:  To assist with internal and external communications including media relations, online outreach, newsletter production and other outreach activities. The Strategic Communications Intern will develop and ensure the quality of media materials and archives. We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. Interest in communications and receiving hands on experience in community and positive youth development is required.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following. Each intern will be encouraged to take a leadership role in spearheading their own project within the objectives of the Youth Volunteer Corps of Camden County, depending on one’s experience and hours of availability.


  • Assist to identify, plan, and implement new communications, marketing, and promotional campaign strategies
  • Maintain CCYVC profiles on social media and networking websites
  • Write, design, and coordinate distribution of CCYVC product and service marketing materials
  • Support other CCYVC teams and organization activities as assigned
  • Develop an information packet regarding CCYVC Programming, Orientation, parent involvement and other guidelines that can be easily accessed online or distributed
  • Maintain CCYVC directory to capture contact information for members, supporters, volunteers etc.
  • Track media coverage, Assist with identifying New Media outlets for promotion of CCYVC news
  • Table CCYVC at community events
  • Assist with photography at events
  • Assist with miscellaneous tasks as assigned by supervisor(s)
  • Assisting, leading, and/or supervising service projects


Requirements and Basic Qualifications: Each intern will be expected to work 15–20 hours per week (this is flexible), between the hours of 9:00am–5:00pm, Monday through Friday in our Pennsauken, New Jersey office. Availability on weekends as well to attend selected service projects.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Strong project management and organizational skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Social Media Sites

• Ability to multi-task

• A valid driver’s license and/or transportation

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out “work-study” grants with your college, if that is an option.

Application Procedure: Submit a one page letter of interest, and a current resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and materials can be emailed to: Melissa Marston at mmarston@cpachvi.org

Camden County Youth Volunteer Corps Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service was one of service and learning. On Friday, January 17th, 2014 at the Isabel Miller Community Center Camden County Youth Volunteer Corps (CCYVC), Camden County Senior Corps/RSVP and YE2S Center joined together to discuss with youth  what they think “What Not” and “What to Wear”  during an interview for a potential job and the perception received wearing both.

After the interactive discussion, the young men had the opportunity to put on dress shirts and  learn how to tie a tie, provided by Promise Neighborhood, Family Success Center on Benson Street. Todd Pisani, the YE2S Center Intake Coordinator took them step by step to tie a Windsor knot as well as a basic knot. It was a first for the youth to learn how to tie a tie and once accomplishing the task felt immediately more confident to walk into an interview prepared. 

On Monday, January 20th, 2014, three volunteers came to Image and Attitude in Pennsauken to sort and organize business attire that will be outfitted for men and women who are interviewing for a job. Image and Attitude aims to elevate the self esteem of men and women offering on going support through job-readiness development and support. Sheila Barrett who outfits women that are interviewing for a job, showed the two ladies how to outfit themselves for a potential interview. Terrell Hutchins, who outfits the men, showed Jose what type of suit to look for and the shoes to go with it. Jose tied his tie with ease after Friday’s “How To”.

This day of service and learning for Camden County Youth Volunteer Corps volunteers goes hand in hand in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. It was a great exchange that we will continue on the next service project with Cathedral Kitchen.

Click this link to see more pictures from this MLK Service Day. For more information on Camden County Youth Volunteer Corps email Melissa Marston: mmarston@cpachvi.org

Request for Proposal: 2013 State/Community Partnership Mini Grant Application

Please Click Below for 2013 State/Community Partnership Mini Grant Application

2013 Mini Grant Application

Child Abuse Awareness & The Juvenile Justice System Presentation

The  Community Planning & Advocacy Council, the Camden County Youth Service Commission, and the Commission on Child Abuse and Missing Children/DYFS Advisory Board are hosting a presentation on:

Child Abuse Awareness and the Juvenile Justice System
Date: March 30, 2012
Time: 9:00AM
Location: Camden County Boathouse
                    7050 N. Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109

For more information, click here

Advanced Registration Required:   Download  REGISTRATION INFORMATION  here.


Presented by:  Camden County Prosecutor’s Office & CARES Institute  

Human Trafficking Workshop Postponed

The Human Trafficking Workshop scheduled for Friday, February 24th has been postponed.   The event was to take place at the Camden County Boathouse from 10-12 pm.
This event will be rescheduled at a later date.

For more information, contact:

Ashley Maxwell, JMDT Coordinator
2500 McClellan Avenue. Suite 110
Pennsauken, NJ  08109

P: 856.663.3998 ext. 229
Fax: 856.663.9394
Email: jmdt@cpachvi.org

Third Annual Parent Leadership Breakfast Coming Up!

The Third Annual Parent Leadership Breakfast is scheduled for February 11, 2012 at the Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River.  As part of the program, two awards will be presented.

The Juanita Chavez Award is for someone who has demonstrated the qualities of a Parent Leader.

The Jolly K Award is for someone who exemplifies the spirit and philosophy of Parents Anonymous founder, Jolly K.

This important award honors a parent group member who has demonstrated a real commitment to self-help and the belief that parents are the experts in their own lives.

If you would like to make a nomination for these awards, please download the nomination forms from the CPAC Drop Box.
For more information, contact:
Jennifer A. McQuaid, MS
Covenant Coordinator
 The Community Planning & Advocacy Council
2500 McClellan Avenue, Suite 110 (Main Office)
Pennsauken, NJ 08109

P: 856.663.3998  Ext. 209   F: 856.663.7182
email: jmcquaid@cpachvi.org


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