In June, Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark organized a virtual conference to discuss the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the city’s students. At least one educator rang the alarm bells on learning loss. “To be honest, it is going to be a great job that we have to tackle,” said Wirmarie Morales, a teacher at Newark Public Schools, during the meeting. “But if we come together as a community we can do it.” Now, educators and religious leaders in Newark are coming together to do just that. They’ve created a Newark Unites Tutoring Center at Metropolitan Baptist Church on Springfield Avenue.