The mission of the Community Leadership Center at Rutgers – Camden is to foster understanding and acceptance of new organizational environments and strategies for building partnerships among urban communities, academia, and organizations by engaging in local and global community development research, experiential learning, birth through college educational pipelines and innovation.

Through social action research, leadership development, training and community partnerships, the Center provides a forum for the analysis, discussion, and assessment of policy issues while developing new knowledge regarding strategic approaches to meet the changing needs of urban communities.