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The heroes of A Taste of Newark

There would certainly be no “taste” at A Taste of Newark, Link’s annual fundraiser at NJPAC, without the participation of restaurants, caterers, and beverage companies from Newark and beyond! These champions generously donate their delicious food for our guests to enjoy, they also spend much time and energy in preparation and in serving their delicious […]

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Students shine at A Taste of Newark

Our donors witnessed the impact of their gifts to Link Education Partners, Inc (LEP) at A Taste of Newark 2018.  The Link Community Charter School student performances at the event grew out of robust arts programming and enriching elective classes funded by LEP’s generous donors. The all-female vocal and instrumental ensemble, called Her Voice, under […]

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THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who joined us at the 21st annual A Taste of Newark, celebrating Link’s 49 years successfully educating urban youth and honoring Ellen Maher and her non-profit, NJGoals Ahead, for commitment to and support for Link and for providing enriching extracurricular athletic programming for its students. We are especially grateful to the […]

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Volunteers for literacy at Link

After five years in its current building, Link realized it was time for the school library to be reorganized and hosted an afternoon of service in October to begin the process. With volunteers from the International Insurance Charitable Foundation and Planet Honda working alongside Link scholars, books have been sorted and categorized for placing back […]

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Educating the Educators!

Link Education Partners values continuing education and invests in teachers so be able deliver the best education to our Link scholars as possible. To fulfill its mission of providing professional development for staff at Link Community Charter School, LEP supports and encourages enrollment in Relay Graduate School of Education to earn teaching certifications and a […]

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Ellen Maher and NJ Goals Ahead to be honored at A Taste of Newark 2018

Link Education Partners (LEP) is proud to announce the honoree for A Taste of Newark 2018: Ellen Maher and NJ Goals Ahead (NJGA). Ellen first became involved with Link as she introduced students to NJGA, a non-profit organization committed to bringing the sport of ice hockey to disadvantaged youth. Students learned the sport in an […]

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Eriqah Vincent ’02 to speak at Link’s benefit event

One of the highlights of A Taste of Newark each year is the alumni speaker who attests to the impact that Link had on his or her life. This year’s speaker is Eriqah Vincent, nee Foreman-Williams, who is returning to NJ from her home in Decatur, Georgia for the event. Eriqah’s life journey after Link […]

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A Taste of Newark is just around the corner!

Link Education Partners invites you to attend the 21st Annual A Taste of Newark on Wednesday, November 7th at 5:30 pm at NJPAC in Newark.  The event features “tastings” from over 20 area restaurants and caterers, thrilling student performances, an inspiring alumni speaker, and an honoree presentation.  Proceeds of this event will support arts and […]

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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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#Giving Tuesday 2018!

Please consider a gift to Link Education Partners today. Click here to donate now, or go to Link’s Facebook page and donate through “Sharon’s #Giving Tuesday Fundraiser for Link Education Partners, Inc. where within the next 24 hours your donation will be matched 1:1 by Facebook.Your gifts provide enriching student programming at Link Community Charter School, […]

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