INITIATIVES

Annual Haddon Avenue
Street Festival
 

The 2020 Festival has been  POSTPONED due to the pandemic.

This free annual event show-cases entertainers with strong regional and local followings. Vendors line Haddon Avenue between Kaighn Avenue and Mechanic Streets with food, clothing, jewelry, music and art as well as a kid’s fun zone with moon bounce, video game truck,  pop-up basketball games, face painting, and a children's book festival. Giveaways, health screenings, social services and food fare are also available.

For more details contact LaTina at (856) 964-0440, x. 11 or LGaines@pbcip.org

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POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC
 
Clean Team

Our Clean Team supports our community building initiative. Our team consists of unemployed and underemployed residents that build new employment records and skills while providing lot clean-ups, distributing flyers, streetscape maintenance and various other essential manual labor support for PBCIP projects.  

Want to submit an area in Parkside for a clean-up?

Contact Sheilah Greene at (856) 964-0440, x. 13 or at sgreene@pbcip.org.

 
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Haddon Avenue Business Association

A neighborhood retail district is the heart of a thriving urban residential community. In Parkside, there is always opportunity for state-of-the-art business and commercial development. From the brand new co-working arts pavilion to the formation of the Haddon Avenue Business Association for expanding businesses in Parkside, the neighborhood is up-and-coming.

 

The Haddon Avenue Business Association was formed in 2014 to promote commerce and community along Haddon Avenue, working in conjunction with PBCIP and the Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA)  to improve the economic health and climate of the commercial district in the Parkside-Gateway-Whitman Park neighborhood of Camden. HABA promotes and insures this business corridor is an inclusive destination for visitors, shopping, and employment for the neighborhood, city and surrounding area.


Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 10am at Corinne's Place Restaurant, 1254 Haddon Avenue.
 
Home Ownership Education
(HOPE Institute)

PBCIP’s Hope Institute is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency. Instructor Miosha Lawrence is a NeighborWorks America certified Professional Housing Counselor.

The Hope Institute's FREE ONLINE Homebuyer Education Course includes six classroom sessions on Wednesday evenings, plus individual sessions with your homeownership counselor scheduled at your convenience. 

In class, you'll be with people who share the same goals and dreams you have. Together, you'll cover managing your household budget, improving your credit, finding a great mortgage deal and much more!

You'll also meet privately with PBCIP's Homeownership Coordinator, a nationally certified housing counselor, who will help you set up personalized steps and a timeline to reach your goal of home ownership.  You'll know exactly how and when you'll be ready for the house of your dreams!

When you're ready to buy, PBCIP's homeownership coordinator remains available to answer your questions and be sure you've found the best possible mortgage deal, and the best house for your money.

If you have additional questions,  please click below.

2021 Hope Institute Workshop Series:

Winter/Spring 2021 (January)

Spring/Summer 2021 (May)

Fall 2021 (September)

The next Hope Institute session

begins January 2021

 

Success Story
Alicia, Hope Institute Client: PBCIP’s Homeownership Education program put me on the right path and kept me there. The classes were informative and the one-on-one sessions helped me reach that ultimate goal of buying my first home! My family is so happy! PBCIP’s Homeownership Coordinator made me feel comfortable about my financial situation, allowing me to be honest and open. I have told many of my friends, coworkers and family about your program, and that if followed correctly, buying a home is possible!! 

I really can’t stress enough how following their advice helped. My lender and realtor even told me how they have never seen someone approved by the mortgage company and state grant program so fast. I had every document ready to go. This program is awesome!

Click here to request an information packet and we'll send you a information packet to put you on the road to homeownership with PBCIP's Hope Institute.

 
Parkside Collaborative
Partners

The Parkside collaborative is a group of partners – Camden County Historical Society, NJ Conservation Foundation, LAEDA, HopeWorks, and PBCIP – coming together to transform and revitalize the Parkside
neighborhood of Camden, NJ.

 

With support from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, we are working together to create a flourishing neighborhood over the next 5 years – one where a new generation will be employed with quality jobs, families will access new green spaces and healthy food, and in all, a new, stronger future will be built in
Parkside.

 
Parkside Youth

(COMING SOON)

 
PRIDE Network
PBCIP's Block Captain's Network

Blocks captains meet monthly prior to the PBCIP community meeting. Each of the 55 blocks in Parkside has a designated block captain, though some blocks without a captain are served by someone on a neighboring block.

INTERESTED IN BEING A BLOCK CAPTAIN? PBCIP NEEDS YOU!

Block captains are the link between residents and PBCIP, disseminating timely information about meetings, events or issues of concern that may arise. They also:

  • troubleshoot resident problems and work with PBCIP to connect residents to the resources they need

  • serve as the eyes and ears of PBCIP in the community

  • meet everything from immediate and basic needs to social opportunities to leadership development

 Not sure who your block captain is? 
 Contact Sheilah Greene
(856) 964-0440, x. 13
sgreene@pbcip.org
Want to become a PBCIP member?
Simply click below to pay your $12!
 
Parkside's
Roots to Market

Creating income opportunities through horticulture can attract new gardeners, if there is local support committed to eliminating entry barriers to the fresh foods market. In Camden's Parkside neighborhood, residents receive support in beginning gardens with free resources and workshops call "Rootcamp". Participants benefit from receiving free soil testing, an allotment of fresh soil, raised beds (if required), as well as seeds and seedlings demanded by businesses committed to purchasing over the Summer and Fall months. 

The seeds and seedlings are distributed to each grower during Rootcamp programs. The majority of the free programming are administered by existing area organizations and partners, eliminating duplicative efforts in Camden.

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