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BRICK Education Network’s #StayCoveredTogether Campaign Distributes Nearly 200,000 Masks to Help Protect Newark Families from COVID-19

BRICK Education Network’s #StayCoveredTogether Campaign Distributes Nearly 200,000 Masks to Help Protect Newark Families from COVID-19

Every home in Newark’s South Ward received masks in March. In total, nearly 200,000 masks were distributed city-wide. This milestone far surpasses BRICK’s initial goal of distributing 100,000 masks by June 2021. In addition to distributing masks, the campaign is also launching digital ads, billboards and mailings to help educate more people about the importance […]

NY Times and NBC News Coverage

NY Times and NBC News Coverage

A Child Trends housing study commissioned by South Ward Promise Neighborhood was cited in the NY Times and in a NBC news piece. Both stories look at the economic toll of Covid-19 on families’ ability to provide housing, food and other essentials to their loved ones. The Child Trends study uses a survey of residents […]

5000 More Masks Distributed During Christmas Season. #StayCoveredTogether with SWPN

5000 More Masks Distributed During Christmas Season. #StayCoveredTogether with SWPN

With Covid numbers on the rise, masks remain vital to stopping the spread of the virus. With help from our partners and the Harlem Children’s Zone Covid-19 relief and recovery initiative, we distributed 5,000 more masks over the holidays throughout the City of Newark.  We worked with various organizations including Circle of Life Shelter, Newark […]

Learning centers established in Newark for parents balancing professional life, helping educate their children

Learning centers established in Newark for parents balancing professional life, helping educate their children

Aug 24, 2020, 8:28am – Parents in New Jersey are often left with the burden of balancing their professional life and helping educate their children with many classrooms going virtual this fall, but there may be a solution for families in need in Newark. At Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark, as well as […]

BRICK Education Network Outlines Blueprint for Successful COVID-19 Response and Recovery During Virtual Forum with Community Leaders and Funders

BRICK Education Network Outlines Blueprint for Successful COVID-19 Response and Recovery During Virtual Forum with Community Leaders and Funders

BEN model tackles disparities in underserved communities of color NEWARK, NJ, July 30, 2019 – Joined by elected officials, grant funders, non-profit partners and community stakeholders, Newark-based charter management organization BRICK Education Network (BEN) hosted a Virtual Partners’ Forum recently to discuss the organization’s successful response to COVID-19 and future plans to serve residents in […]

South Ward Children’s Alliance Partners with Lyft to Provide Transportation Access to One of New Jersey’s Most Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19

South Ward Children’s Alliance Partners with Lyft to Provide Transportation Access to One of New Jersey’s Most Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19

Newark’s South Ward residents will receive ride credits for trips to and from health, food, and other vital services NEWARK, May 27, 2020 – South Ward Children’s Alliance (SWCA) announced today that it has teamed up with Lyft to provide access to transportation for residents who live in the South Ward district of Newark. Using […]

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