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Thank you!

Thanks to all who ensured a successful golf outing on Monday, July 16th – the event sponsors, donors, and participants. Your generosity will provide wonderful opportunities for Link scholars – ones that will help them grow academically and personally so they succeed in high school and beyond.  Click here to see photos from the event.

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LCCS Class of ’18 earns $4.6 for high school

Link Education Partners is pleased to share that the graduates in Link Community Charter School’s Class of 2018 have been awarded over $4.6 million in scholarships and financial aid for high school.  This amount exceeds the school’s record of $4.3 million set by last year’s graduates.  These financial resources provide access to prestigious and competitive independent boarding […]

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Link receives major grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

Link Education Partners received a Major Grant in the amount of $25,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) to fund educational enrichment programs for disadvantaged youth and professional development for urban educators at Link Community Charter School for the 2018-2019 school year. This generous grant from the Foundation will fund student programming that goes beyond […]

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Link mourns its founder, Sr. Vivien Jennings, O.P.

Link Community Charter School and Link Education Partners are saddened by the passing of the founder of Link, Sister Vivien Jennings, O.P. on Saturday, May 5th. Sister Vivien was a remarkable woman with an amazing passion for education and social justice. Among her many accomplishments in life, she conceived of Link – an educational institution […]

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Eriqah Vincent ’02 to speak at A Taste of Newark 2018

We are excited to announce Eriqah (Foreman-Williams) Vincent ‘02 as the Alumni Speaker for the 2018 A Taste of Newark benefit event to be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Eriqah’s main personal and professional goal is to provide resources and in-depth leadership development to communities […]

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A third successful Mind Body Spirit Breakfast!

What a wonderful morning at Link at the 3rd annual Mind Body Spirit Breakfast hosted by the Women’s Committee of Link Education Partners on March 16th. After a delicious breakfast, guests were treated to three terrific workshops. Tamara Fleming, photographer, spoke to female images in the media and at the end, small groups of guests […]

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Congratulations to Link Community Charter School on their charter renewal!

Link Education Partners is very pleased to share that the NJ Department of Education has approved Link Community Charter School’s application for charter renewal for the next five years. The renewal process included a comprehensive review of academic performance, fiscal viability, and operational stability. In her letter communicating the renewal, NJDOE Commissioner Kimberly Harrington pointed to strong […]

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Busting the myths about charter schools

With the expansion of the public charter school movement over the past several years has come increased criticism. Policymakers and the general public often fall for the misinformation that critics have spread. In an effort to dispel the myths, the New Jersey Charter School Association (NJCSA) has launched a social media campaign to correct the […]

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Link selected to participate in city-wide art festival

Link Community Charter School was proud to be selected as an “art gallery,” to exhibit student and alumni work, in this year’s prestigious Newark Open Doors Arts Festival. Link’s doors were “opened” on Saturday, October 14th and Thursday, October 19th for our families, friends, and the general public to view the show, “Inspiration from the […]

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Link Women’s Committee kicks into gear for ’17-’18

Fall crafts were the focus of the first gathering of the Link Women’s Committee for this school year. A group of committee members and friends joined with a group of our female scholars in a fun and relaxing evening – painting pumpkins,  making orange pomanders, and becoming acquainted with each other.  What a great time […]

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Thanks for a great A Taste of Newark 2017!

The excitement, enthusiasm, and energy of the crowd at this year’s A Taste of Newark benefit on Wednesday, November 15th at NJPAC was amazing! Over 400 guests gathered on the stage at NJPAC on Wednesday evening to celebrate the school’s 48 year legacy of successfully serving the youth of Newark and to honor Cathy and […]

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Cathy and Dave Ferry to be honored at A Taste of Newark 2017

The Link Education Partners Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Cathy and Dave Ferry will be honored at A Taste of Newark 2017, for their outstanding commitment to Link for over 2 decades Cathy and Dave’s generous support of Link – and that of the many family members, friends and colleagues whom they […]

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It’s not too late…

…to purchase tickets for Link’s annual A Taste of Newark on Wednesday, November 15th at 5:30 pm at NJPAC! It’s a fabulous evening featuring delicious tastings of food and beverages from establishments in and around Newark, an exciting silent auction packed with great “treasures,” thrilling student performances and an inspiring message from Shanika Auduge, ink […]

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3rd Annual Mind Body Spirit Breakfast coming on March 16th

The Link Women’s Committee will host their 3rd Annual Mind Body Spirit Breakfast on Friday, March 16th at 9 am at Link Community Charter School. The event features a delicious breakfast and inspiring workshops for women and a group of Link’s female scholars. Tickets are available now. Take advantage of the “early bird” ticket price […]

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Save the Date!

Mark your calendar now for Link’s 20th anniversary A Taste of Newark to be held on November 15, 2017 at NJPAC! The event celebrates the school, and will honor Cathy and Dave Ferry for their long term commitment to Link! Stay tuned for more infromation on how you can partiicapte in this wonderful event!

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Leadership Newark develops alumni engagement plan for Link

A team of fellows from Leadership Newark’s (LN) Class of 2017 presented the results of their Community Leadership Initiative Project, a study on alumni outreach and engagement, to the Link Education Partners Board of Trustees recently. The team studied alumni outreach practices in other local schools and offered a plan with some creative suggestions for […]

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Golfers took to the greens for Link!

What a great day of golf at Plainfield Country Club (PCC) for the 16th Annual Link Golf Outing, hosted by Link Education Partners! Over a hundred golfers enjoyed the challenge of this amazing championship course on Monday, July 10th after a hearty BBQ lunch on the club’s patio.This year we added a little extra to […]

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Link Class of ’17 earns over $4.2m for high school!

Link Community Charter School has announced that the Class of 2017 has earned a record amount in scholarships and aid for high school – over $4.2 million. This amount far exceeds dollars earned by students in previous years! The graduates received acceptance into, and scholarships to attend, prestigious boarding schools including Groton School, Putney School, […]

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5th grade science comes alive at New Ark Farms

Recently a group of 5th grade scholars visited New Ark Farms in Asbury, NJ to learn about farming!  Students heard about beginnings of the cider industry in Newark, and the farm’s effort to reproduce the Harrison apple, a crop native to the city. They planted watermelon seeds and harvested salad greens and mushrooms, and then, […]

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Link’s Mind Body Spirit Breakfast inspires guests and girls!

What an amazing morning at Link! Our young female scholars mixed and mingled with a group of women – about 70 guests in all – over breakfast and participated in three wonderful workshops designed to nurture and inform at the 2nd Annual Mind, Body, Spirit Breakfast earlier this month.  The event is designed to offer […]

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