Archive for 2021
South Ward Promise Neighborhood Launches New College Program
South Ward Promise Neighborhood launches Gateway U, a new initiative that will offer accredited and affordable degrees through an innovative hybrid college model. Gateway U’s vision is to increase pathways […]
Brick by Brick Rebuilding after COVID-19
Please join the BRICK Education Network to learn about its just recovery efforts that are built on three pillars: community health access, workforce development, and student academic and socialemotional learning […]
Keeping Newark families safe through the #StayCoveredTogether relaunch
Nearly 200,000 masks were donated to Newark families in the South Ward as part of a local campaign headed by BRICK to keep residents protected during the pandemic. The #StayCoveredTogether […]
BRICK Education Network’s Gia Lusk in the Star-Ledger: How BRICK and SWPN are helping students and families through COVID-19 Pandemic
“COVID19 has had a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of families across our communities. Yet, many of the difﬁculties families have experienced throughout the pandemic are not new. […]
SWPN partners with Newark Trust for Education to donate Chromebooks.
Approximately 140 students across the South Ward received donated Chromebooks from the Newark Trust for Education in an effort to close the digital divide during the pandemic. Recently, nearly 14,500 […]
Achieve students back in-person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly 178 students at Achieve who opted for inperson instruction this spring were welcomed back to the building with upbeat music, highﬁves from the school mascot and the delighted faces […]
South Ward Promise Neighborhood (SWPN) launches a city-wide public awareness campaign to combat chronic absenteeism.
In March, SWPN kicked off the Today Matters Campaign, a citywide initiative to combat chronic absenteeism among students. The public awareness campaign will utilize traditional, digital, and social platforms to […]
BRICK staff has an impact on Election Day 2020!
All staff at the BRICK Education Network (BRICK) were given Election Day 2020 off and encouraged to use it to make a difference on a local level. Many took advantage […]
BRICK, Macy’s & UPS partner to distribute thousands of winter coats and masks to South Ward families.
In February, BRICK partnered with Macy’s and UPS to turn Achieve Community Charter School in Newark into a PopUp Shop. On a cold winter day, BRICK distributed 2,500 coats to […]
On Aug. 30, nearly 450 excited and eager students flooded the hallways of Achieve Clinton Hill Charter School for the first time in 18 months. Masked up and ready to […]