United Way of Camden County today was recognized as a finalist for the United Way Common Good Awards at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on May 3, 2012. The inaugural Common Good Awards, created for the 125th Anniversary of United Way, highlight coalitions that are creating community-wide change in education, income and health.
Along with the YMCA of Burlington & Camden Counties, United Way of Camden County co-directs New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids – Camden, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The health initiative aims to combat the childhood obesity epidemic facing Camden city through prevention activities and a focus on policy and environmental change.
“Our work with the YMCA of Burlington & Camden Counties and other communities leaders on the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids – Camden initiative is tied directly to our mission to advance the common good in the areas of education, income and health,” said Michael E. Moynihan, president and CEO of United Way of Camden County. “We are proud that this partnership successfully has created healthy, positive change in Camden County and positioned our neighbors to live healthier, more active lifestyles.”
“Partnership and collaboration are the keys to our success in creating lasting change in our community and creating opportunities for a better life for all,” Moynihan continued. “Through our work together, we have a direct impact on the health of an entire generation and the transformation of a community.”
Communities that were selected as finalists for the United Way Common Good Awards came from among a group of 62 entries, spanning 11 countries. “United Way of Camden County scored in the top tier of a highly competitive pool” said Peter Hahn, Vice President of National Engagement at United Way Worldwide. “These collaborations are the ones to watch.”
The Common Good Award finalists were recognized at the Opportunity Town Hall at the United Way Community Leaders Conference. The United Way Community Leaders Conference is a biennial meeting of community leaders, nonprofit professionals and volunteers engaged in advancing the common good and creating opportunities for a better life for all.SHARE: