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November 28, 2014
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Rutgers-Camden Study to Assess Effects of Salvation Army Kroc Center on Community

"An assistant professor and Ph.D. student at Rutgers-Camden plan to conduct a two-year study into the effects of the newly-opened Salvation Army Kroc Center on the surrounding neighborhood and families, notes an article from NJ.com.

"The Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, a facility built on the site of a former 85-acre landfill in northeast Camden, boasts an indoor water park, an eight-lane pool, an NCAA-regulation basketball court, two baseball fields, a rock wall, a chapel, performance stage, café, fitness center and two exercise studios. It also includes a library, classrooms, chapel and food pantry. It officially opened its doors in early October."

"Robin Stevens, an assistant professor of childhood studies at Rutgers–Camden, and Neeta Goel, a Ph.D. student in childhood studies at the school, plan to examine how low-income families living in Camden's Cramer Hill neighborhood, located within a one-mile radius of the Kroc Center, make use of the facility, as well as how that use has an effect on their diet and "physical health behaviors."

 

Noted in NJ.com

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