Do you stay in touch with your middle school? Not many people do, but Link alumni return to the school to teach, to mentor, to inspire, to volunteer, to speak to students and donors, and to donate. They are truly “giving back” to their community, a value Link tries to instill in all scholars.
- Alecia Barnett ’06 serves on the Link Community Charter School Board of Trustees. Additionally, in the fall she spoke to donors and guests at A Taste of Newark, LEP’s annual fundraiser for the school, receiving a standing ovation after relating the impact Link had on her life. After Link, Alecia attended Science Park High School in Newark before moving on to Penn State where she earned a B.A. in Labor Studies and Employment Relations. She is currently employed by Axonius.
- Rashad Butler-Wilkerson ’09 joined a panel discussion on business at the 2023 Career Day for Link’s 7th and 8th grade scholars recently. He is employed as a Technical Writer in the manufacturing industry. He attended Paramus Catholic High School and then graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a degree in Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution.
- Malakai Freeman ’04 has donated a laptop to a deserving Link graduate each year for the past several years. He was inspired by a former Link teacher who gave him a laptop upon graduation, knowing he would need it at Delbarton School. After Delbarton, he graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in Psychology and earned an M.B.A. in Information Technology Management from Western Governors University. Malakai is currently employed in the field of Information Technology.
- Terdoo Nwahdoh ’06 is working in Link’s Electives Program as an instructor in the highly popular class for students on Hair and Culture. (Elective classes, funded by LEP, are offered to 7th and 8th graders one class period for 8 weeks with students changing electives each quarter). After Link, Terdoo attended Pingry School. She then received her B.S. in Public Health from Rutgers University and M.S. in Molecular Biology from Montclair State University.
- Titilope Oluwalola ’11 recently participated in the 2023 Career Day and co-led the Girls’ Mentoring Program last year. Titilope, a "Catalyst, Connector and Problem Solver”, attended the Morristown-Beard School, spending her Junior Year Abroad in Rennes, France. She continued her studies, graduating from Dickinson College, where she majored in French and Francophone studies.
- Victoria Windapo ’04 has been teaching at Link for several years, currently in 5th grade as the grade level English language arts teacher. After Link, Victoria attended Lawrenceville School and then Stanford University where she received a B.A. in International Relations and African American Studies. She attained her Masters in the Arts of Teaching, with Distinction, from Relay Graduate School of Education.