Meet the Ones Behind It all
How It All Began
Jacqueline Maria Santiago-Vicente
Born and raised in Camden, New Jersey. Jacqueline Santiago has been a community activist for over a majority of her life. She is devoted to Camden with the goal of engaging the community in positive family-friendly events to give back and ensure the community that together we can remove blight and create beauty in our neighborhoods.
The youngest member of the team! Youth Leader Diego Vicente has been dedicating his time to the North Camden's Community Gardens since the 4th grade! Encouraging youth to actively participate in fun group activities while also encouraging them to build positive relationships, Diego makes new friends in the garden constantly and is a well-known face amongst kids who love to play in the garden with his happy-go-lucky personality!
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Teen Youth Leader/ Administrative Assistant, Erielys Vicente began volunteering for North Camden Community Gardens as a beautiful and eye-opening experience, finding a passion to support and give back to her community that she's watched change for the past 19 years. She engages teens in gardening activities that encourage STEM learning and Entrepreneurship skills.
The man with the brawn that makes it all possible. Hector is the Manager of NCCG's Field crew, from picking up 300lbs. of coffee, keeping up the garden's maintenance by cutting and cleaning, to helping elderly residents in the community with cut and cleans for their lawns.
Meet the Interns!
Introducing Mastery High school's Garden Interns!
Alfred A. Encarnacion
Kimberly D. Rabanales