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Link 8th graders view “Just Mercy”

By Sharon Machrone / February 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Link 8th graders view “Just Mercy”

Our 8th graders saw the movie Just Mercy as part of Black History Month activities. The movie is based on the memoir of Bryan Stevenson, an African American Harvard trained attorney who works to reverse wrongful convictions for minorities and the poor, in particularly death sentences, in Alabama and founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a […]

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18 Link scholars inducted into National Junior Honor Society

By Sharon Machrone / January 27, 2020 / Comments Off on 18 Link scholars inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Congratulations to the 18 Link scholars inducted into the newly formed Link Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)!  The students were selected based on their academic standing (minimum of a 3.7 GPA) as well as scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship by a faculty council led by Ms. Tanella and Mrs. Martinez. The […]

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Dr. Keisha Mack ’84 credits Link with empowering her to fill mental healthcare gaps for unserved communities

By Sharon Machrone / January 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Dr. Keisha Mack ’84 credits Link with empowering her to fill mental healthcare gaps for unserved communities

Link recently caught up with Dr. Keisha Mack ’84 who truly lives a life following Link’s Core Value of “caring for others” by giving back to her community. Upon graduating from Link, Keisha attended Mt. St. Dominic Academy and continued on to Howard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, followed by […]

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Keyshawn Phelps ’11 inspires students

By Sharon Machrone / January 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Keyshawn Phelps ’11 inspires students

Link was pleased that Keyshawn Phelps’11, who lives in Florida and was in the area this week, visited his middle-school alma mater on Friday, to share his thoughts with Linkers. He spoke to students of the Lower House (grades 5 and 6) in Morning Circle on the importance of responsibility and responsibility, as well as […]

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ProjectLit Book Club at Link Has launched!

By Sharon Machrone / January 7, 2020 / Comments Off on ProjectLit Book Club at Link Has launched!

Students are excited about ProjectLit, a student book club that is part of a grassroots literacy movement designed to “increase access to high quality culturally relevant books and promote a love of reading” through book discussions and related activities, including service projects. Each month students will read a book and then gather after school for […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

By Sharon Machrone / January 6, 2020 / Comments Off on HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing Link’s families and friends a wonderful 2020!

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Link alumnus sponsors coat drive

By Sharon Machrone / December 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Link alumnus sponsors coat drive

Link is proud to partner with Just Want to Inspire, founded by Link alumnus Keyshawn Phelps, ’11, on a Coat Drive to provide much needed coats to children and families in Newark, NJ this winter. Drop off any new or gently used coats at Link Community Charter School on Saturdays from December 7 through January […]

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Giving Wednesday at Link!

By Sharon Machrone / December 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Giving Wednesday at Link!

Link scholars and alumni lived the core values of caring and doing one’s best as they prepared over 300 lunch bags and Thanksgiving cards for Apostle House, servicing women and children survivors of domestic violence; created “Thankfulness” placemats for veterans and senior citizens; and wrote three letters of gratitude – to a peer, a Link […]

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A Taste of Newark celebrates Link’s legacy!

By Sharon Machrone / November 20, 2019 / Comments Off on A Taste of Newark celebrates Link’s legacy!

Over 350 people gathered on Wednesday evening at the 22nd annual A Taste of Newark to celebrate Link’s 50th Anniversary, honor the founding Sisters of St. Dominic, Caldwell, and recognize the strong community that has sustained Link’s mission over the years. We are grateful to the participating restaurants, caterers, and beverage companies for donating their […]

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Special School Board Meeting Scheduled

By Sharon Machrone / November 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Special School Board Meeting Scheduled

The Link Community Charter School Board has called for a special open meeting on Monday, November 25, 2019. It will take place at the school at 6:30 pm. Action will be taken.

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