Case Study: GIS Hero: Hopeworks Founder Father Jeff Putthoff Encourages Youth Development with Technology Training

ArcNews October, 2006

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As a city that has twice been named the nation's most dangerous in recent years, Camden, New Jersey, can be a difficult place for young people to chart successful paths for their lives. In response to this youth crisis that includes a high dropout rate, pastoral teams from three local churches developed Hopeworks 'N Camden. Technology training, including a GIS component, is a big part of what draws youth aged 14 to 23 to this program.