Brick Programs
& Services

Brick Elementary is a Title I public school in the Lincoln Consolidated School District in Ypsilanti.


Due to the number of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch, Brick began providing free breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled at the elementary school in the 2019-20 school year.

CAN's Brick Community Center is located in the northwest corner of Brick Elementary School where the district administrative offices used to be, next door to the Lincoln Golden Ages senior center. 


At this location, CAN operates an emergency food pantry, an After School Program, a 6-week Educational Summer Camp, and manages volunteers for Read to Succeed, an in-school literacy development program.

Educating Children & Youth

  • Free 6-week Educational Summer Camp designed to prevent summer learning loss

  • Free After School Program that provides homework & reading support, enrichment activities, social-emotional development, snack, and more

  • CAN Art & Design program in which students develop creative skill sets to inquire, design, build, and connect with their broader community


  • School-Family Liaison Services

  • Read to Succeed program in which volunteers assist students in the classroom during the school year with literacy skills development

stabilizing Families

  • Emergency food pantry (available to all Washtenaw County residents)

    • Tuesdays: 12pm-5pm

    • Thursdays: 10:30am-4pm​

  • Holiday gift support (for select families)

  • Referrals to additional Washtenaw County resources

  • Free food is provided to the children & youth attending Brick's After School and Summer Programs

Building Community

  • CAN hosts regular holiday and community parties/events during the Brick After School Program

  • Relationship-building between teachers, CAN staff, and CAN families

  • CAN staff is present in the school building during the day to assist families with finding resources and connecting with Brick's educators

Looking for more resources?

Visit CAN's Washtenaw County Resource Guide to find what you need.

Hours of Operation

Pantry Open Hours

Tuesdays: 12pm-5pm

Thursdays: 10:30am-4pm

Kayla Samuels (she, her, hers), Director of Brick Community Center

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Staff & volunteer resources

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Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods

to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

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