Founders Jrue Neal & Tyheem Baker
The Rebirth of Camden Foundation (ROCF) was founded in 2012 by two Camden, NJ natives, Tyheem Baker and Jrue Neal. Ty and Jrue recognized that young people in Camden lacked opportunities for safe places to play, learn and grow. They formed a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that would enable them to raise funds for programs that would benefit Camden’s children.
In its early years, the ROCF raised funds through celebrity basketball games held in Camden, NJ and through the support of private donors. These funds were used to support after school and summer programs, backpacks and school supplies and winter hats, scarves and gloves for children in need.
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but
if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. - Clay P. Bedford
Today, ROCF raises funds through a
variety of events and supports programs administered through organizations focused on Camden children and families including the Virtua Foundation, the Heart of Camden and Camden shelters.