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Health and Human Services Facet

  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

By | October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Town Lake(TX) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated Community Impact

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.

By | October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Veronica Jordan-Matlock Joins Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2019

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 [...]

By | October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Health and Human Services-Ronald McDonald House Service

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.    

By | September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

THINGS I’VE LEARNED: SIMONE TALMA FLOWERS

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/

By | September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

National Trends and Services Facet Update

Town Lake (TX) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated members and children joined in Friendship and Service for a Get-Out-The-Vote Postcard Event for our RACE (Raising Awareness for Civic Engagement) program. #GetOutAndVote   

By | September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

2018 MISSION CAPITAL AWARD HONOREES

Announcing 2018 Libby Malone Community Leader of Year, Toya Cirica Bell! Mission Capital is proud to celebrate Toya Cirica Bell for her extraordinary service in support of this community we all love! As a longtime public servant and career attorney with a legacy of professional and community engagement, Toya has truly made community service and trusteeship a central part of her life. She has served on numerous boards and held leadership positions with local mission-driven organizations. In 2016, Toya received an Attorney Award from the Travis County Women Lawyers Association and Foundation and in 2017, was featured in the inaugural edition of Achievements in Black Austin. Read more. Join us to celebrate [...]

By | August 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

30th Anniversary Celebration

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is excited and thrilled to invite you to our 30th Anniversary Celebration, "Honoring the Legacy…Nurturing the Future". The Town Lake Chapter was chartered on April 30, 1988, as the Round Rock Chapter of The Links, Incorporated with twenty-nine members.  The chapter was committed to service and commenced with their first fundraising effort, a Tea Dance, that benefited the African Water Wells Project through Africare. The Round Rock Chapter became part of the South Central Texas Cluster which hosted the 1993 WA Conference in Austin. In 1996, The Links, Incorporated granted the Chapter’s request to change its name to Town Lake.  The signature fundraiser became Mardi [...]

By | March 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Freda Mills Receives Austin ISD’s Unsung Hero Award

L-R: Town Lake Links Members Lisa Newman, Freda Mills and Anje Watkins Town Lake (TX) Chapter Member Freda Mills won the Unsung Hero Award at the Austin Independent School District’s 35th Annual African-American Heritage Celebration. The honor recognized her 29 years of dedicated service to disadvantaged students. Mills is a graduate of California State University Long Beach, Pepperdine University, Cal-Poly Pomona and the University of Texas at Austin. She began her career in education in 1989 as a teacher in the Los Angeles and Pomona Unified School Districts. Most recently, she served as principal of Mary Jane Sims Early College Preparatory for 12 years and principal of Pleasant Hill Elementary [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Announcing The Town Lake (TX) Chapter 2018 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 2018.  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 Links, Inc. are ineligible to participate as a candidate for the scholarship All applicants need to disclose if they are related [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Fundraiser|