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    Youth present Camden improvement ideas to Sen. Lautenberg

    A group of Camden teenagers went to Washington, D.C., this week to give Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., their ideas about solving poverty in their troubled city.

    “We presented on our service projects and advocacy work at UrbanPromise,” Jaquis Gillis, a senior at UrbanPromise Academy high school, said in a press release. “Our solutions to reducing poverty in Camden include providing employment, offering education to more families, advocating for our local environment, and making our community a healthier place.”

    Urban Promise is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help youth in Camden do well in school, manage their lives and grow spiritually.

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