We’re on a mission to support families from pre-cradle-to-career through holistic support, excellent schools, and clear pathways to college and career.

Excellent K-12 Schools

BRICK's approach to K-12 education supports both children and their caregivers through a comprehensive pre-cradle to career trajectory, ensuring students are academically and personally prepared for future success.

Gateway Elementary
Gateway Middle School
Gateway High School


of our students on average are accepted to the college of their choice. The other 8% will will be going to trade school and entering the workforce


families served in the first pilot year of BRICK Road to Success (BRtS) our K-8 school-based navigation program.


referrals for student and family social and emotional support annually.

Individualized learning

We meet children where they are by customizing the curriculum to tap into their individual interests. We also ensure they have the necessary support beyond the classroom to reach their full potential.

Culturally responsive

We leverage knowledge, cultural heritage, and personal identity to create a learning environment that resonates with and empowers our students.


Our curriculum focuses on the whole child, incorporating STEM proficiency, humanities, athletics, and creative expression, leading our students to far outperform statewide averages.

Strength based & community driven

We build on the existing strengths of our community and invest in relationships. We ensure the individual and the community are the center of decision-making.

Health & wellness

Our programs  cover the full range of family and community needs including education, health & wellness, housing, transportation, human connection, food access, and career & employment support. 

Personalized coaching & collective support

BRICK networks include support from a combination of near-peer and professional social workers, helping individuals pave their own path and develop a sense of power in the face of adversity.


BRICK networks support the multi- generational needs of the whole family.  

Holistic support

BRICK builds on the strengths of Black and Brown communities to coordinate and provide comprehensive programming for education, health, housing and more. We offer supportive services because we know personal and community success are interconnected. For example, a child’s success in school is linked to the support they get outside of school.

College & career advancement

BRICK college and career programs help individuals achieve their academic and professional goals through structured exploration, education, and training with 1-1 support every step of the way.

Career Pathways

Helping you overcome barriers to obtaining a good-paying job.

Gateway U

Affordable, flexible, online degree programs.

“Since becoming an Anchor Partner with BRICK's South Ward Promise Neighborhood, we have provided free Summer Kindergarten Transition for over 200 students. This partnership has provided our children with extended learning and enrichment opportunities, given our families access to agencies and resources needed to thrive, and opened up a space for true collaboration amongst community agencies. Clinton Hill Community is a proud Partner in Promise.”

DeNiqua Matias

Executive Director - Clinton Hill Community & Early Childhood Center

Newark programs

Economic Mobility Lab

Paving pathways to prosperity

Gateway U

Affordable, flexible higher education

Career Pathways

Empowering career growth in the South Ward

“I cannot stress enough how pleased I am with all of my daughter's teachers and Gateway Academy as a whole. Had she gone to another school, I feel she would not have received so much support."

Ana Perez

Parent, BRICK Gateway Academy

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Gateway U Food Truck Fridays - August 2nd
Friday, August 2, 2024
35 Treat Place, Newark NJ

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Gateway U Food Truck Fridays - September 6th
Friday, September 6, 2024
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