BRICK is a non-profit school management organization dedicated to building and managing high-quality public schools for the neediest children and addressing the elements of poverty that impede academic excellence. Based in Newark, NJ and founded in 2010, our mission is to turn around high-poverty schools by implementing proven systems to put all children on a positive life trajectory and consequently ending generational poverty.
One out of every three children in Newark lives in poverty and only 12% of adults have attended college. 60% of Newark’s elementary and middle schools have low and stagnant test scores, efffectively trapping students in a generational cycle of poverty. Some charter schools in Newark have managed to implement best practices and leave their students college ready, but these innovations have largely not been adopted by public schools.
This is where BRICK Academy comes in. BRICK’s Leadership Team draws on it’s deep experience working in the most successful uban charter schools to systematically and comprehensively inject the characteristics of the highest performing schools into historically failing public schools.
The results have been tremendous. BRICK’s mission is to bring this successful model to thousands more students. Donating to BRICK at bricknewark.org/ will help make an excellent education a reality for thousands more of the most vulnerable students in our public school system, and will help us all take one more step towards ending generational poverty.