- February 24, 2011
Wilbur Mitchell (center)
shakes hands with Father Joseph Messina, community liaison of
the Camden County Workforce Investment Board. Mitchell was honored
for his work as executive director of Respond, Inc., a nonprofit.
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offers inmates, others a chance at a new life
- January 2011
It's just before the
lunch hour in snow-blanketed Camden and the smell of baking bread
and hot pastries wafts from the kitchens at Respond Inc.'s New
Worker Job Development Center in North Camden.
he kitchen isn't just
a place to make good meals. It's a place to make good cooks.
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Festival For Camden Children
- October 2010
4, of Camden gets her face painted at Saturday's Fall Festival
for Camden children hosted by Respond Inc. at Camdentowne Park,
2nd and Elm streets, Camden. Americorps volunteers celebrate the
season with Camden kids at event featuring face and pumpkin painting,
music, games and pony rides.
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Mitchell, Getting the Job Done
- October 2009
Where most people see
trash-strewn vacant lots, Wilbert Mitchell envisions a garden.
Where many of us see the ravages of forgotten industry, he pictures
a new city emerging. He sees new uses for old buildings and a
vibrant waterfront where a prison stands today. And while many
good people have vision, Mitchell has something more. He can make
transform ex-Camden bar to day-care center
By Edward Colimore
Inquirer Staff Writer • April 22, 2010
Early Wednesday, the former Holmes Lounge & Garden was a drab wood-frame
and stucco building on North 27th Street in East Camden. Its mirrored
bar and covered patio - where customers including Patti LaBelle, Allen
Iverson, and Boyz II Men once enjoyed smooth jazz and hard crabs - were
That changed with the arrival of more than 100 volunteers from corporate
and nonprofit groups who gave the former popular restaurant a makeover
- and a new purpose.
Inc. is showcased on 6 ABC - Click
here to watch the Action News report.
workers join forces at Camden infant care center
By DEBORAH HIRSCH
Staff • April 22, 2010
CAMDEN — Tour buses don't drive through Camden
all that often, especially not East Camden. But on Wednesday morning,
there were three parked
around a vacant one-story building just before the 27th Street Bridge.No,
the drivers weren't lost on their way to the Battleship New Jersey.