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 2019. 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 [...]
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, a national law firm with a practice dedicated to the collection of delinquent government receivables, recently named Town Lake (TX) Chapter member Revlynn Lawson as its newest partner. Please join the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated in congratulating Revlynn on this significant accomplishment and wishing her continued success in her new role.
Mardi Gras Magic is the signature fundraising event of The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. In February, more than 500 guests, including local business, civic and philanthropic leaders gathered at the JW Marriott to celebrate the chapter’s 30 years of service to the Austin community. In 2019, the festivities continue at the JW Marriott with even more dazzling live performances, entertainment, and experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to support community programs including: RISE (Readiness in Science and Engineering), a STEM program at Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy, a Title I middle school in East Austin, that inspires girls to achievement with a robotics competition team and National [...]
Congratulations Dr. Chiquita Watt-Eugene, African American Youth Harvest Foundation “Changing The Story Gala”, Award Recipient in Education
Check out another Changing the Story Gala Honoree, Chiquita Watt-Eugene from the African American Youth Harvest Foundation https://aayhf.org/ in Austin, Texas earlier this month! Dr. Chiquita Watt Eugene is currently the Citywide Manager for Youth & Family Services/Initiatives with the City of Austin where she administers programs like Summer Youth Employment, Youth Career Fest, and AmeriCorps VISTA. Dr. Eugene got her start at University of Southern California where she received her Bachelors of Science and continued on to receive her Master of Arts at California State University, Dominguez Hills. However, her education did not stop there. She went on to obtain her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Her professional career started with [...]
Congratulations to Town Lake (TX) Chapter member Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, who was honored with the 2018 Robert W. Hamilton Book Author Award from the University of Texas for her book The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation. The Hamilton Book Award is UT’s most prestigious prize, honoring faculty who have published book-length contributions in their fields. Dr. Berry is a professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies, and Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professorship in History. She is a Fellow of the Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History, and a Fellow of George W. Littlefield Professorship in [...]
Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated members Danielle Carroll-Chair, Lisa Newman, Shawne Dickerson, Kizzy LeJay, Anje Watkins, Rakima Parson, Tammie Brown and Felicia Herring volunteered in Austin, Texas at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) walk for mental health awareness. Let’s start the discussion of mental health within our community to erase the stigma and seek treatment. Transforming Communities. Fulfilling Our Purpose. For more information: https://www.nami.org/…/Diverse-Communities/African-Americans
Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated members Maya Smart and Toya Bell joined in on the political discussion with Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir at The Texas Tribune Festival.
Congratulations to Town Lake Chapter member Veronica Jordan-Matlock and the other members of the Leadership Austin Class of 2019. The distinguished group of community leaders represents diverse spheres of interest and influence. Through participation in the flagship program of Leadership Austin, they will meet monthly around the city to explore regional issues, hone leadership skills, forge new relationships and improve our community. Joining her ideas, expertise, and energy with those of other civically engaged Austinites is bound to ignite transformative collaborations. The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has a long history of Leadership Austin involvement. Town Lake Chapter member Toya Bell is the outgoing chair of the Leadership Austin board and is a graduate [...]
Town Lake (TX) Chapter members enjoying a day of sisterhood and service on Saturday, September 15, 2018, as they prepared a hot meal for families residing in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (RMHC). The Town Lake (TX) Chapter has a long-standing relationship with RMHC and prepares meals monthly. This initiative is led by Cynthia Watkins Clanton.
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INTERFAITH ACTION OF CENTRAL TEXAS HAS BIG IDEAS ABOUT FAITH IN THE METRO AREA. Raised in Trinidad, a haven of ethnic and religious diversity, Simone Talma Flowers has always felt most at home around a broad mix of people. She found her calling as the executive director of Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), which cultivates peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service, and celebration. The organization celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Full article: http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2018/Things-Ive-Learned-Simone-Talma-Flowers/