CURE has received $10,000 in matching gifts from founder Dr. Paul Jargowsky ($5,000) and Director Dr. Stephen Danley ($5,000). The gifts support CURE’s fundraising campaign; these donations ensure that every dollar gifted to CURE from today forward will be matched (up to $10,000), doubling the impact of your gifts!

If you’re considering a gift to CURE, you can use this link, or email us to set up a meeting to discuss your vision. Our primary goal now is to fund our Community First Fellows program that places MS/PhD students in community organizations to support their mission. More details on that program next week!  

In the meantime, Dr. Jargowsky wrote this about CURE’s history, and his desire to support the center and its new leadership: 

CURE has several complimentary missions. First, CURE fosters a community of urban scholars across the campus
that transcends academic departments and disciplinary backgrounds. Second, CURE promotes and facilitates new and interesting urban research by Rutgers-Camden faculty and students. Third, CURE builds links between the university and its community by partnering with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community groups.

CURE has hosted memorable seminars, academic conferences, research projects, and publications. We have sought out emerging urban scholars, particularly from underrepresented groups, and promoted their work within Rutgers and beyond. We have also funded student research and conference attendance to help train the next generation of urban scholars.

As CURE enters its second decade… we look forward to building on these accomplishments and invite you to join us as we seek to bring research to bear on problems and opportunities in urban America.

Finally, on March 21st, we’ll be hosting a Friends of CURE event to carry forward Dr. Jargowsky’s mission and share our work. We hope you can join us! 

We’ll be just a block off campus. Come meet and celebrate all involved in building a center where community work and research go hand in hand.  

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please register here.

Full Details for the Event: 
Friends of CURE Event
March 21st, 4:30-7:00pm
137 Penn Street, Camden NJ 08102