BRICK Back to School Giveaway!

BRICK Back to School Giveaway!

After a year of virtual learning. It’s time to get back in the classroom. BRICK kicked off the school year by donating bookbags and school supplies to hundreds of families at the Clinton Avenue Amphitheater. “As summer comes to an end and a new school year starts, it is great to see community members come […]

School is back in session!

School is back in session!

We loved welcoming our new teachers and staff to BEN Basecamp 2021 and all BEN staff to this year’s Summer Institute! At BEN, we prioritize the social-emotional and academic growth of our scholars. During Basecamp and Institute, staff “nerded out” in their content areas as they continued to develop their expertise and set high academic […]

BRICK partners with Southern New Hampshire University to launch first of its kind in NJ, Gateway U in Newark!

BRICK partners with Southern New Hampshire University to launch first of its kind in NJ, Gateway U in Newark!

BRICK is excited to launch the first of its kind in NJ Gateway U. Gateway U in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University is committed to breaking the status quo. Gateway U offers a pathway to receive a bachelor or associates degree in Communications, Business management, or Healthcare management. Gateway U is designed to be […]

BRICK/South Ward Promise Neighborhood partners with the City of Newark to provide Chrome Books to Senior Citizens.

In July South Ward Promise Neighborhood through the BRICK Education Network, and The City of Newark in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, donated Chromebooks to senior citizens in Newark. The 175 Chromebooks were given to help senior citizens remain involved, engaged, and communicative with colleagues, and family after the pandemic had restricted access. Jennifer Downer, […]

BRICK kicks off the Summer in Style!

BRICK kicks off the Summer in Style!

With over 300 residents in attendance. BRICK kicked off the summer with a community BBQ for the South Ward. Partnering with Nike, and Macy’s BRICK distributed hundreds of Nike sneakers, Macy’s gift cards and chrome books for students and residents. Brick also partnered with Newark Beth Israel Hospital, United Way of Greater Newark, and Newark […]

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 […]

Pop-Up Coat Giveaway is a Huge Success

Pop-Up Coat Giveaway is a Huge Success

Just in time for the winter blast, we gave out over 1900 coats to more than 800 of our families at our Pop-Up Coat Shop earlier this month. A big thanks to Macy’s who transformed Achieve Clinton Hill School into a department store showroom! We also distributed 5,000 pieces of PPE as well! Several news […]

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 […]

Election Day Caravan Hits the Streets To Get Out the Vote in the South Ward

Election Day Caravan Hits the Streets To Get Out the Vote in the South Ward

Nov 3, 2020, 5:28pm – -It was a South Ward takeover! Armed with signs, stickers and wearing bright red “SouthWardVotes” hoodies, SWPN and BRICK employee volunteers and community members took to the streets of the South Ward to Get Out The Vote!  Several local news outlets caught up with the caravan as it weaved its […]

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