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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|

Race and Social Justice: The Search for Solidarity in Austin

Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated presents “Race and Social Justice:  The Search for Solidarity in Austin” on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 3:00 PM. Join us virtually on our webinar as we use our vision and voices to advocate for a better tomorrow. Don’t miss this opportunity to support community programs including: Hear leading government, educational, and civic leaders address the impact of policies that have adversely affected people of color. Learn how community-driven actions, along with public policy changes, grounded in equity, can create meaningful change for our families, friends, and neighbors in the Austin community. Be inspired to get involved, and embolden civic leaders to create policies that will [...]

By | September 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Join Us as Daina R. Berry Discuss The History and Meaning of Juneteenth -The Daily

Congratulations Daina R. Berry on another outstanding perspective on the meaning of Juneteenth.  After 155 years, Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Americans, is being acknowledged as a holiday by corporations and state governments across the country. Today, we consider why, throughout its history, Juneteenth has gained prominence at moments of pain in the struggle for black liberation in America. We also ask: What does freedom mean now?  Guest: Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading: In a project examining the history and import of Juneteenth, we ask: What is freedom in America?  Opal [...]

By | June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Aileen Bumphus Recognized by Diverse Education Saluting this Year’s Top 35 Women in Higher Education

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated congratulates Dr. Aileen Bumphus, Associate Vice President of the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence on your selection by Diverse Education as one of the Top 35 Women in Higher Education.      

By | June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Junior League of Austin Honors Toya Cirica Bell with Prestigious Volunteer Extraordinaire Award

The Junior League of Austin (JLA) announced Town Lake (TX) Chapter member, Toya Cirica Bell, as JLA's 2020 Volunteer Extraordinaire.  Each year the League awards this honor to a Sustaining member who "has utilized past League training to demonstrate and promote volunteerism into the community beyond their active years with the League."   https://issuu.com/thejuniorleagueofaustin/docs/spring_2020_jla_capitalines/46

By | June 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

American Historian Daina Ramey Berry on MSNBC

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter is proud to announce that chapter member Daina Ramey Berry, chair of the University of Texas History Department, was featured on MSNBC on Sunday, June 14, 2020, to speak about the significance of Tulsa's 'Black Wall Street' at this moment of time.

By | June 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Joya Hayes-Regional Director-Elect for the South Central Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated congratulates our member Joya Hayes on becoming the 26th South Central Regional Director-Elect of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated! 

By | June 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|