WRI is partnering with the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership to gather valuable information about the region’s workforce. The project, Seeking Work in South Jersey, aims to better understand the barriers facing both employers looking to hire and job seekers looking to connect or re-connect to the workforce.
In April 2020, WRI released a report written by Faculty Fellow Michael Hayes examining the 25 largest South Jersey school districts’ financial status and vulnerability to financial recession. This follow up brief examines the financial status of all 179 school districts in southern New Jersey.
In summer 2019, the Community Education Building (CEB) initiated a vision alignment project in coordination with WRI to strengthen current partnerships, identify and resolve barriers to student success, and drive investment in future expansion and growth.
A new partnership between Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden (RSNC) and WRI has resulted in federal funding for an innovative new program for military veterans to become nurses and provide primary care to other veterans.
Hundreds of community members took part in a host of activities planned by CCPYDC for Gun Safety and Violence Awareness Month in Cumberland County.
By developing opportunities to acquire and rehabilitate distressed properties, this program will help meet the need for affordable housing and create job opportunities that contribute to a more robust regional economy.