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To positively impact the lives of culturally diverse citizens in the greater Austin community in the areas of education, health awareness and the arts.



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Welcome to the web site of the Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. The Links, Incorporated is a public service, non-partisan volunteer organization that has over 12,000 members comprised of 280 chapters in 42 states. Chapters are also located in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and Frankfurt, Germany.

The members of the Town Lake Chapter are committed to community service. We have served the central Texas area for over 26 years. We are an organization of dedicated women who are active in the community and provide purposeful work.

The Town Lake Chapter has provided a variety of educational and nutritional programs for students. Our signature program last year was Feed the Mind and Body. This program provided meals, educational and awareness activities for students and families in the Norman Elementary community. Nutritious meals are important to feeding the mind and body of all individuals, especially students. We also had a mentoring and educational program at Norman Elementary for fifth and sixth grade students.

Additionally, the chapter continues to provide meals for students through Kidís Cafe by supporting the Capital Area Food Bank with a $5,000 donation on an annual basis. The Chapter has been in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank for the past ten years and has provided funding to serve nutritious after school meals to children as a safety net to enhance their health, growth, and development.

Each year the chapter provides a $20,000 four year scholarship to a deserving high school student. Four students are currently enrolled in universities across America and are receiving assistance from the Town Lake Scholarship fund. Two additional scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are provided annually to students at Huston-Tillotson University and Austin Community College. Over the past ten years, funding for scholarships to students has exceeded $300,000. Additionally, the chapter supports United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

We have also dedicated a room at PlanetSafe; which provides materials and equipment for young people who visit the location while preparing for court-ordered parental visitations.

This year will embark upon another signature program, which involves mentoring for Sixth Ė Eighth grade girls who live in foster care.

We are proud of these achievements and could not do them without community support. We hope you will learn more about our programs and support our efforts to make a difference in our community.









 

Wendolyn Washington 
President
Town Lake Chapter


* The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Inc., recently announced that Cedar Ridge High School senior Brice Dudley, Jr. was selected to receive The Town Lake Chapter 2014 Scholarship.

Mr. Dudley will receive a $5000 annual scholarship for four years, for a total of $20,000. He will attend Stanford University and major in Biomedical Engineering Program.


Linked in Friendship...Connected in Service


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