The entire Link community is deeply grateful for the continued support that our friends deliver through our premier annual benefit event, A Taste of Newark. We are delighted to announce that this year’s 15th Annual event, which was held on November 15th, exceeded our expected goal!
The restaurants, sponsors, providers of ads, and auction donors all share in a very tangible way in the mission of Link. Their generosity gives Newark youth an outstanding independent middle school option.
This year’s event was planned by a committed group of supporters who worked diligently on all aspects of the evening. A special thanks to chair Lois Larkey and the entire committee.
We also extend our sincere thanks to Steve Fisher and the team at New York Life for the creative design they bring to our event. They provided the graphic arts for the event and much of the printing.
Finally, our program for the evening inspired everyone in the room. Alumna Tiffany Walker spoke movingly about the impact Link had on her life and trustee, supporter, and the evening’s honoree Ronald Temple spoke passionately about his early schooling and passion for Link and education. And, the student performances –both the chorus, joined by several Link alumni, and the Link African dancer led by Jerome Hunter – were extraordinary!!!
We hope you enjoyed the evening and will join us again next year. Until then, please help us spread the word and plan for 2013. If you have any suggestions for next year’s event or would like to join the benefit committee, please contact Felicia Mayo, special events coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.642.5343.
A great chance for you to win prizes – iPads, gift cards and more! Participate in the Link Community School Essay Contest! The deadline is Wednesday, December 19th and the winners will be announced in January.
2012 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, a courageous and creative move by a U.S. President which eventually led to the freeing of all slaves in America. While slavery is now abolished in the U.S., there are those in our community, our country and our world who are afflicted by various other forms of social injustice, inequality and unfairness. Link Community School wants to honor the spirit of the Emancipation Proclamation in its special anniversary year. We seek bright and motivated young 6th graders who have experienced or witnessed social injustice in some way, and who wish to see it resolved, to share their thoughts in Link Community School’s ESSAY CONTEST.
Describe an issue of social injustice, inequality or unfair treatment that you see affecting your community. Why is this issue important to you, and how do you think it can be resolved? How can YOU help address such issues in your community, and how can you involve others to affect change in your community?
• Essay contest participants must be 6th grade students who reside in Newark.
• Essay must be 300-400 words, either typed or neatly handwritten.
• Include a cover sheet with your Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Current School and Teacher, and any other important information you would like to include.
• Essay must be mailed to LINK COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 23 Pennsylvania Avenue, Newark, NJ 07114 or emailed to email@example.com.
Come learn about Link’s 43 year history of educating youth, the opportunity for FREE TUITION, and the academic and personal development experiences Link offers. Hear from current students who will speak to life at Link and alumni who will convey the impact the school had on their lives. Meet staff who will share the curriculum and extra -curricular program. Walk away with a great understanding of Link and the excellent edcuation it provides.
We are postponing the Admissions Open House scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 to Tuesday, December 4th , because of power and transportation issues created by the recent hurricane. (Snow date: Tuesday, December 11th.) We hope to see you then!
Link Community School will reopen on Monday, November 5. Breakfast will be available at 7:30 am. School begins at 7:50 pm.