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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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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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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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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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Donate by 6/30 to help us make our annual goal!

Your gifts have helped prepare our scholars for entry into prestigious and competitive high schools, from which they have been granted over $4.2m in scholarships and financial aid. Now that they have met their goal, help us make our Annual Fund goal by June 30 – the end of our fiscal year! Help us continue […]

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Thank you, Toyota!

Link Education Partners appreciate the long-time partnership and support of Toyota Motor Corporation. Most recently the Toyota Dealer Match Program awarded Link a gift of $10,000 and Toyota Motor Sales provided a $5,000 sponsorship for Link’s A Taste of Newark, a benefit for Link Community Charter School. LEP trustee Ed Reitz introduced Toyota to us […]

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SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars now! Save Monday, July 10, 2017 for a fantastic day of golf with Link at the fabulous Plainfield Country Club for a terrific cause – education in Newark! Click here for more information.

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Celebrating reading and Dr. Seuss at Link Community Charter School

Link Education Partners helped make March 2nd a very special day at Link Community Charter School when they brought guest readers to the 5th and 6th grade classrooms to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and support a love of reading. Link observed “Read Aloud at Link”, timed with the national Read Across America program that celebrates […]

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“A Look at Link” video unveiled

A new video featuring the transition and expansion of Link Community Charter School over the past three years aired for the first time at A Taste of Newark 2017, a benefit for the school.  Not only does “A Look at Link” show the incredible changes to the school – the move from a tuition based […]

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Sen. Cory Booker praises Link!

Watch a video of U.S .Senator from NJ Cory Booker who spoke to guests, via video, at the annual A Taste of Newark benefit for Link Community Charter School in November 2016. The fundraiser is hosted by Link Education Partners. Thank you Senator Booker, for your kind words!

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Thank you…

…to the supporters of A Taste of Newark 2016! What a spectacular evening! Over 400 guests joined us on Wednesday, November 2nd to celebrate Link Community Charter School, to pay tribute to Wendy and Andrew Lacey, and to raise critical resources for the school’s mission. Twenty two restaurants and caterers served delicious food to our […]

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