These are the stories of Camden residents.teachers.clergy.workers.mothers.communities.fathers.nurses.organizers.champions.students.tenants.families.

Camden’s residents are rarely portrayed in the media in the same way they see themselves and their communities. Much in the way that true journalism must always come from the heart of a story, the story of any city is always within the heart of its people. Those close enough to Camden know that what truly defines the city is an unshakable, unmistakable, “invincible” spirit — and that is the story that needs to be told. Click here to learn more.

Project updates:

Meet the 2024 Stories Invincible reporting fellows

By Reet Starwind | March 21, 2024

Five more Camden storytellers will uncover and share restorative narratives about the ‘Invincible City’ of Camden, New Jersey.

Reet Starwind on his vision for the future of Stories Invincible in 2024 and beyond

Stories Invincible project coordinator Reet Starwind talks about his vision for phase 2 of Stories Invincible in 2024 and beyond. (Jan. 30, 2024)

Stories Invincible applications for our second round of fellowships are now open

By Reet Starwind | Nov. 17, 2023

The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University is proud to announce a second year of community storytelling fellowships, through the Stories Invincible initiative.

Tools to build new opportunities for Camden residents

By Reet Starwind | Sept. 25, 2023

The Toolkit also served as the long-awaited debut of the Stories Invincible project, Camden Arts 411. 411 is the vision of career artist, arts educator, and SI fellow Erik Montgomery. He saw the need for greater uniformity and a central information source for Camden’s art scene, designing a one-stop site to help Camden artists thrive.

We hosted a showcase and celebration of Stories Invincible 2022 reporting fellows

By Joe Amditis | Photo Gallery | Feb. 23, 2023

Dozens of people attended the event at Camden County College.

A photo collage of headshots of all the Stories Invincible reporting fellows. Some are smiling, some are looking thoughtfully off-camera.

Meet the 2022 Stories Invincible reporting fellows

Each fellowship will feature engaged reporting and community gatherings in Camden, NJ. The fellows represent Camden’s past, present, and future in an eclectic blend of students, organizers, instructors, and local business owners.

Watch the video of our launch event

We kicked off the project at Nuanced Café on July 14, 2022.

Stories Invincible is a collaborative project focused on telling restorative, untold stories about the City of Camden and its people.
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