Stories Invincible: The fading legacy of one of Camden’s greatest artists

By Kayla Mceady | Center for Cooperative Media | June 29, 2023

History is not only about what happened — it’s about what we remember. And in Camden, NJ, that memory is becoming difficult to trace. In Camden, NJ, that history can be hard to trace — even when hiding in plain sight.

Asociacion de Empresarios Unidos: “The “Avengers” of Camden’s Groceries

By Reet Starwind | Center for Cooperative Media | June 20, 2023

Uncertainty and insecurity loomed over businesses nationwide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mom-and-pop shops were particularly devastated, with 3 in 10 NJ small businesses operating at the start of 2020 forced to close by the year’s end.

Stories Invincible: Earth Day celebrations paint message of hope in Camden

By Reet Starwind | Center for Cooperative Media | May 11, 2023

For Camden, being a green city is as much about preparing for the future as it is about celebrating the present.

Growing community: How Roots to Prevention is combating food insecurity in Camden

By Paige Bates | Center for Cooperative Media | April 24, 2023

The key to properly nourishing anything in life is an understanding of how things function at the root.

Stories Invincible: Your friendly neighborhood CfET needs you

By Reet Starwind | Center for Cooperative Media | April 4, 2023

Since 2007, CfET has been working to bridge environmental and social justice through urban agriculture, education, and community engagement.

The heart of Camden in the art of Camden

By Reet Starwind | Center for Cooperative Media | March 20, 2023

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” If so, then what could be said between a pair of painters? That’s what Stories Invincible fellow Estefany Rodriguez set out to uncover.

Stories Invincible: Playing to win the game of financial literacy

By Reet Starwind | Center for Cooperative Media | Jan. 25, 2023

Jamaal Na’im and his project, “Operation: Combat Financial Illiteracy,” are addressing information gaps in Camden by equipping natives with knowledge about money management.

Stories Invincible: Food Insecurity in Camden City, Part I

By Matt Skoufalos | NJ Pen | Jan. 19, 2023

NJ Pen explores the circumstances underlying food insecurity in Camden City, stopgaps, and emerging policy solutions.

Stories Invincible is supported by a sub-grant from the Community Info Coop in partnership with the Movement Alliance Project, thanks to original funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New Jersey Local News Lab Fund, a partnership between Dodge, Democracy Fund and the Community Foundation of New Jersey. We are also grateful for the support Stories Invincible has received from the NJ Council for the Humanities.