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Simone Talma Flowers Awarded the Communitarian of the Year!

Congratulations Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated member Simone Talma Flowers on being awarded Communitarian of the Year and the Keynote Conversation Leader for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  

By | March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Daina Ramey Berry presents at BookPeople

On Friday, February 21, 2020, Daina Ramey Berry, an award-winning author, black history maker, unveiler, The University of Texas at Austin professor,  and Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated member unveiled her new book “A Black Woman’s History of the United States” to a standing room only crowd!    "A Black Women's History of the United States",  is a  vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country.

By | February 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Congratulations, Veronica Jordan-Matlock, Friend of Education Award, Austin ISD 2020

Congratulations Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated member, Veronica Jordan-Matlock for receiving the “Friend of Education” Award for all of her work in Austin ISD as it relates to #STEM and Engineering during the 37th African American Heritage Celebration.

By | February 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Night on Bourbon Street

Join the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated in celebrating A Night on Bourbon Street on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Hotel Van Zandt located at 605 Davis Street.  Experience an evening of dancing featuring the sounds of DJ Kay Cali, light bites, and fun with games to try your luck! 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 Society of Black Engineers, Jr. chapter. SOAR (Spurring Optimism and Affirming Resilience), a health [...]

By | February 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Announcing The Town Lake (TX) Chapter 2020 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 2020.  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 | February 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Rakima Dolliole Parson-Featured in the Voyage Houston Inspiring Stories – Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist

Link to Voyage Houston Interview Website: centeredcounselingtx.com Email: centeredcounselingtx@gmail.com Podcast with Loni Swain: https://www.loniswain.com/podcast Scroll to select...

By | January 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of the Links NSBE Jr. Team First Lego League Camp

The girls of Bertha Saddle-Means Young Women Leadership Academy had the opportunity to attend a First Lego League Camp in November 2019.  Learning out robotics, astronauts and many other STEM-related activities under the leadership of Freda Mills.

By | November 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Maya Smart is Tackling Inequality One Book at a Time

Check out Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated VP of Programs and The Links, Incorporated Editor Maya Smart Reports as she graces the cover and pages of Austin Woman Magazine.  She expands her reach by giving back through literacy advocacy and tackling inequality one book at a time. Congratulations Maya! We love your leadership and passion! 

By | July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Austin Black Business Journal Recognizes Members and Associates as Top Lawyers and Civic Pros in Austin, Texas

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated congratulates our chapter members, their spouses and family members on their selection in the Austin Business Journal Top Lawyers and Legal and Civic Pro Issues. Congratulations to Demetrius McDaniels (Melanie Belt), Cliff Brown (Tammie Brown), Shafeeqa Giarratani (daughter of Helen Watkins), Toya Cirica Bell, & Machree Garrett Gibson!

By | April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated receives 22nd Lighthouse Award from RecognizeGood

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was honored to receive the 22nd Lighthouse Award on March 10, 2019, from RecognizeGood Executive Director Joel Coffman, for the chapter's exemplary contributions in enriching the Austin community for 31 years. RecognizeGood cited the Town Lake (TX) Chapter's dedication to enriching Austin's education and culture through partnerships with education and mentorship organizations for young women and children, along with the chapter's annual fundraising efforts to support $20,000 annual scholarships, AISD-Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy STEM initiatives, the Central Texas Food Bank and their backpack program, as well as NAMI Austin (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|