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Community Engagement

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) students have the opportunity to become involved with organizations within the Community Engagement service domain. Select a service opportunity below to read more details and to learn about how to get involved. 

The Cooper Sprouts’ Community Garden seeks to rebuild and restore the Camden community from the ground up and to improve the health and well-being of the residents of the Cooper Square and Lanning Square neighborhoods, where CMSRU resides. Together with the neighborhood association, medical students support the garden by helping with planting, maintaining, harvesting and distributing fresh produce at no cost to neighborhood residents. The goals of this service learning project include providing neighbor residents with better access to fresh, local, health food options, offering basic education on dietary choices for disease prevention, and reaching out on behalf of the Camden Collaborative Community Clinic with information about its free health care services for eligible individuals.

Contacts : Tonia Liu (M2), Jessica Vankawala (M2), Hiroto Watanabe (M2), and Corey Zheng (M2)

Frequency: Seasonal. Large clean ups occur once per month.

Location: Cooper Plaza (5 min walk)

ARTx Camden is a service organization founded by students and physicians at CMSRU who believe the Arts and Humanities serve a vital purpose in the health of individuals, communities, and our society.

Members of ARTx have the opportunity to engage in high-quality voluntarism, service, and advocacy of the Arts and Arts Education amongst at-risk youth and the greater Camden community. Whether or not you have an artistic background, there are plenty of fun opportunities to get involved and help support our community through meaningful arts-based service.

ARTx and its members aim to fulfill our social responsibility as physicians to relieve suffering and foster the good health of our world through action-oriented humanism.

Contact: Reshma Modi (M2), Shawn Philip (M2), Priya Shah (M2), and Fiona Xi (M2)

Frequency: Youth Programs, 2x/month; Public Art Projects, ongoing; General Body Meetings, monthly

Location: Provided in advance of all activities. Please reach out to contacts listed above for the most up-to-date locations, dates, and times.