Welcome to Camden, New Jersey! As one of the most vulnerable cities in our nation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation wanted to expand Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) to its neighbors in Camden. Together with the Center for Family Services and the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey, we’re integrating the SSIC resources into key trauma-informed care programs to further assist families in need. Additionally, Camden will be one of the first communities to pilot SSIC “Comfy Cozy Spaces” at Camden’s Family Success Centers. These comforting spaces not only feature fun Sesame themed materials (i.e. Elmo child sofa, Cookie Monster bookcase, Sesame Street playmat, Elmo and Cookie plush, etc.) but also all of the media-based tools from Sesame Street in Communities to welcome children and their families.
Explore below to learn more about our work in Camden!