Link is excited to celebrate its 50th anniversary during this year! This is an incredible milestone. Since its founding as an act of social justice in 1969 by the Sisters of St. Dominic, Caldwell, Link - aka as Project Link, Link Community School, Link Community Charter School - has continued to provide an excellent education, opportunity and achievement, and an avenue to a great high school and college to youth from Newark, Irvington, East Orange, and Orange. Link has made a difference in the lives of over 3,000 young people over those 50 years, setting them on the path to success and accomplishment.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - A Taste of Newark, A toast to Link's 50th
Link Alumni Reunion Weekend
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Alumni Basketball Event
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Alumni Reunion Dinner
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - Interfaith Worship Service
Link''s 50th Anniversary Block Party
(Scroll to the bottom of this page to read about the party!
Our 50th Anniversary Sponsors
M&M Development LCC
All who have contributed to Link over the years - staff, alumni and their parents, board members, donors, community partners, the City of Newark, and current families will be honored at our annual fundraising gala! Click here for information on the event, including how to sponsor it, purchase tickets, take out an ad in our digital journal, donate and auction item and more.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020
Basketball Game, 10 am - 1:00 pm
Reconnect with Coaches Ian Scott and Michael Wilson '94 and your former classmates!
St. Benedict's Prep, 520 Dr. MLK , Jr. Blvd., Newark
Alumni Reunion Gala for the Classes of 1971-2011, 7 pm - 11 pm
Dinner, open bar, music, and live entertainment with Najeli Soul
Robert Treat Hotel, 55 Park Place, Newark, NJ
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020
Interfaith Service, 1 pm
In the spirit of celebrating all cultures and religions, join the Sisters of St. Dominic and area religious leaders for an afternoon of reflection and worship.
Information about how to join in these various events will be published shortly.
Link’s 50th Anniversary Block Party on October 5 was a great success! Nearly 1000 guests attended this special celebration - playing games, eating, watching live entertainment, signing the Link banner, making crafts, and enjoying the beautiful fall weather.
Thanks to all who participated – families, students, staff, partners, alumni, trustees, Sisters of St. Dominic, Caldwell and Sisters of Charity, and neighbors. We also appreciate all who volunteered at the event – students, staff, alumni and parents. We were thrilled to feature the arts and spirit of our community with amazing student and staff performances. and to those who provided the live entertainment.
Special thanks to Captain Lopez, the officers from the 5th Precinct, and the Newark Department of Public Safety as well as the Newark Department of Public Works for their support. We are grateful to NJ State Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin for attending our event and for the congratulatory proclamation for the school’s anniversary from the NJ State Assembly. Additionally thanks to our 50th Anniversary Sponsors : M&M Development LLC and Prudential Financial.
Here are some photos and videos from the block party: