Our Mission

To serve as the catalyst for the preservation and growth of a vibrant Camden.

We have a lot to be excited about in Camden—from what we have accomplished to what the future holds, Camden is a model of what can be achieved when passionate people dream big and work together to take action. 

Camden Community Partnership (CCP) was founded in 1984 as a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to planning and implementing high-quality urban redevelopment projects to revitalize the City of Camden. Our initial focus was concentrated on the redevelopment of Camden’s downtown waterfront area. Serving as the planner, promoter, and master developer, more than $600 million of private and public investment was realized at the Camden Waterfront, successfully putting into place the building blocks for a vibrant, mixed-use waterfront community, which is anchored by family entertainment venues, office buildings & residential lofts. 

Our initial success along the waterfront set the stage for future partnerships and over $2.5 billion in additional investment in the city. We’ve since expanded our mission to act as the umbrella organization to bring stakeholders together and implement a holistic approach to revitalizing Camden. As the city continues to rise, we are focused on restoring our neighborhoods and improving the lives of our residents, both are key to the city’s ongoing success. Community leaders, residents, employers, educators, and nonprofit organizations are all actively engaged in ensuring the economic growth and security of residents now and in the future. 

A residents-first approach is at the core of what we do and focuses on housing, public safety, infrastructure, education, neighborhood initiatives, park and green space development, and to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities. Strategic investments in these areas act as a catalyst for future growth and bring a renewed sense of pride in the city as a vibrant place to live, work and play. 

The movement we're a part of in Camden is greater than the sum of its parts. It is a true community spirit that allows CCP to continue to assist with propelling Camden forward to its renaissance. We invite you to join us to continue working together for a new Camden—a Camden Rising!