Announcing The Town Lake (TX) Chapter 2022 Scholarship Application

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter awards a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000/year) to a graduating African American High School Senior from an accredited high school in the Austin metropolitan area.  The Town Lake (TX) Chapter will review applications from African American high school seniors attending a university or college in the Summer or Fall of 2022.  Applicants must meet the following criteria. Be in the top quartile of class rank (3.0 GPA or higher) Be graduating under the Recommended High School Plan Be involved in extra-curricular activities Financial need is considered Relatives of The Links, Incorporated are ineligible to participate as a candidate for the scholarship All applicants need to disclose if they are [...]

By | March 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Town Lake Awards $63,000 in 2021 College Scholarships!

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter extends a heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors for their financial support of our Scholarships. With their support, the Town Lake (TX) Chapter awarded our four-year $20,000 scholarship and an additional $43,000 in scholarships to eight students. Our sincere thanks to Blazier, Christen, Browder & Virr, PC, St. David's Foundation, Dr. Melanie Belt and Demetrius McDaniel, Sandra and Kevin Brown, Machree and Michael Gibson, Felicia and Hamlet Herring, Microsoft, Seedling, NI, Austin Community College, A+ Federal Credit Union, Austin Regional Clinic, South University, Austin Portfolio Real Estate, and McDonald's MarWen and Son. Congratulations to all of our Scholarship recipients!

By | December 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Announcing Mardi Gras Casino Royale 2022!

Back by popular demand, please join the Town Lake (TX) Chapter on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 7:00 PM for a high-stakes evening at Mardi Gras Casino Royale!  Your favorite casino games will be right at your fingertips, including: Place your wager and cheer for your favorite thoroughbred as if you’re at the Kentucky Derby! This will be a virtual experience like no other where you’ll be able to not only try your luck at winning amazing prizes but do so while supporting the following transformational programs that target the underserved within the Austin Community. SCHOLARSHIPS - $20,000 college scholarship awarded to a deserving African American college-bound high school senior. STEM | [...]

By | November 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In Loving Memory of Joan Means Khabele-Happy Heavenly Birthday

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated mourns the passing of Alumnae Member, Joan Means Khabele while celebrating her life, Happy Heavenly Birthday today, October 22, 2021!  

By | October 22nd, 2021|News, Uncategorized|

Yolanda Hunt appointed to Board of Directors for Girls Empowerment Network

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated congratulates its member, Yolanda Hunt, on her appointment to the Board of Directors at Girls Empowerment Network for a three-year term starting September 1, 2021.  Girls Empowerment's mission is to ignite the power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable.  They help girls in 3rd-12th grades discover they are powerful. They do this by teaching self-efficacy, which is a girl’s belief in her ability to succeed. Whether she is shooting for an A, overcoming a bully, becoming the first in her family to go to college, breaking up with an abusive partner, or [...]

By | September 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Austin ISD Names Dr. Gloria Williams Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services

Congratulations to Dr. Gloria Williams on her recent appointment as assistant superintendent of student support services, effective March 8, 2021.  Dr. Williams will lead the district’s educational support services, including after-school and evening programs, tutoring, and on-site childcare in safe and structured learning environments, as well as enrichment and special services for refugees, students who are homebound or experiencing homelessness, and adults learning ESL.  “We are fortunate to call upon Dr. Williams’ long-standing educational leadership and deeply rooted community work to strengthen AISD’s support services for all of our students,” Dr. Anthony Mays, chief school leadership officer said. “Dr. Williams leads with equity in mind, spearheading a contemporary and intentional partnership approach [...]

By | March 16th, 2021|News|

Announcing The Town Lake (TX) Chapter 2021 Scholarship Application

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter awards a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000/year) to a graduating African American High School Senior from an accredited high school in the Austin metropolitan area.  The Town Lake (TX) Chapter will review applications from African American high school seniors attending a university or college in the Summer or Fall of 2021.  Applicants must meet the following criteria. Be in the top quartile of class rank (3.0 GPA or higher) Be graduating under the Recommended High School Plan Be involved in extra-curricular activities Financial need is considered Relatives of The Links, Incorporated are ineligible to participate as a candidate for the scholarship All applicants need to disclose if they are [...]

By | January 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Announcing Mardi Gras Casino Royale!

Please join the Town Lake (TX) Chapter on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 7:00 PM for a high-stakes evening at Mardi Gras Casino Royale!  Your favorite casino games will be right at your fingertips, including: Place your wager and cheer for your favorite thoroughbred as if you’re at the Kentucky Derby! This will be a virtual experience like no other where you’ll be able to not only try your luck at winning amazing prizes but do so while supporting the following transformational programs that target the underserved within the Austin Community. SCHOLARSHIPS - $20,000 college scholarship awarded to a deserving African American college-bound high school senior. STEM | ROBOTICS EDUCATION - Partnership [...]

By | January 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

A Heartfelt Thank You to our Sponsors-Fall 2020

As the end of the year approaches, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our donors who supported us through the pandemic. Recently, the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated presented the Central Texas Food Bank with a $10,000 donation, which was matched by other Food Bank donors and increased our impact to $40,000. Your support makes our community service possible in the greater Austin metropolitan area, and as we close out the year, we are grateful for our donors, who enabled the Town Lake (TX) Chapter in 2020 to donate a total of $30,000 to the Central Texas Food Bank, provide $20,000 in college scholarships, and donate more than $15,000 in COVID relief [...]

By | December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

55th Annual Dewitty/Overton Freedom Fund Recipients December 2020

The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, congratulates our chapter members, Joya Hayes on receiving the coveted Dewitty/Overton Award, and Dr. Chiquita Watt Eugene on receiving the award for Outstanding Leadership during the NAACP 55th Annual Dewitty/Overton Freedom Fund Banquet Awards 2020.   For more information, please visit: http://www.naacpaustin.com/2020-banquet-information.html

By | December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|