Serving a “City Invincible” With Access and Engagement

Posted by Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement on February 1, 2016

Serving a “City Invincible” With Access and Engagement – article on civic engagement at Rutgers-Camden

Engraved on the south side of City Hall in Camden, New Jersey, not too far from the Rutgers University–Camden campus, are the words of the poet Walt Whitman: “In a dream I saw a city invincible,” from his poem “I Dream’d in a Dream.” On the front of the building, there is etched a passage from Proverbs 29:18: “Where there is no vision the people will perish.” The city of Camden has faced considerable challenges over the past several decades, struggling to recapture the economic vitality that it was known for during the boom of the industrial revolution, when RCA/Victor, the Campbell Soup Company, and the New York Ship Building Company brought tens of thousands of jobs into the city

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