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Town Lake (TX) Chapter Wins Western Area Recognition

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter was honored at The Links, Incorporated’s Western Area Conference in Denver, Colorado for its new website design, STEM educational initiative and I Know I Can Program.   The Town Lake (TX) Chapter earned the Best of Web Award for the new chapter website.  The Technology Committee migrated to a new web application platform and revamped the website design based on feedback from the chapter. The Town Lake (TX) Chapter received the 3rd place award for the STEM Educational Initiative.  The Links Incorporated established a partnership with NSBE to charter a local Chapter “Town Lake (Austin, TX) – a Links-NSBE Jr. Chapter” to Increase the number of culturally [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Town Lake (TX) Chapter Launches Award-winning NSBE Jr. Team

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter’s newly launched National Society of Black Engineers Jr. Chapter placed third of 38 teams in its very first competition, the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Robotics Arena Contest held in Seguin, Texas in January. With no assistance from adults, Team Master Builders used LEGO EV3 motors and sensors to build a robot that performed multiple tasks on the challenge field. The team, which includes 5th through 8th graders,  prepared diligently after school and on Saturdays at HBCU Huston-Tillotson University with the help of Town Lake (TX) Chapter members and community volunteers. The advisors and coaches include Town Lake Chapter STEM Lead Veronica Jordan-Matlock, Daphne Octave, Kizzy Lejay, Danielle [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Private Screening STEM Fundraiser: Hidden Figures

Please join the Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated on January 5, 2017, for a private screening and fundraising event featuring the long-awaited movie, Hidden Figures, the amazing untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). These brilliant African-American women worked at NASA, serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, advanced the United States’ leadership position in the Space Race, and galvanized the world. This visionary trio crossed both gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.  Please click [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mardi Gras Magic 2017

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, invites you to dine, dance, and celebrate Mardi Gras--Austin-style. All proceeds benefit our work to ensure that Austin youth are well-fed, supported and educated. Contributions are tax-deductible through The Links Foundation, Incorporated, our 501(c)3 organization and proceeds will benefit The Links Foundation, scholarships, mentorship, STEM programs, and meals for Austin youth. For more information, or to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, or buy an ad, please click here. We look forward to seeing you at Mardi Gras Magic 2017!  

By | December 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party

SHOP TO GIVE BACK! Please join the Town Lake (TX) Chapter at Kendra Scott's North Lamar location on November 4, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Garage parking is available. Can't attend? View items at www.kendrascott.com and fill out our Pre-Event_Form to order. Remember, 20% of proceeds benefit the Town Lake (TX) Chapter's community service programs. 

By | October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Town Lake (TX) Chapter Wins National Recognition

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter was honored at The Links, Incorporated’s national assembly in Las Vegas, Nevada, for its stellar STEM initiative at Norman Elementary School.  The chapter’s effort placed in the top three of 286 Links chapters in the services to youth category.   The chapter offered computer skills lessons at Norman Elementary School three times a month during the academic year in order to bolster 5th grader’s competence and confidence when working with technology.  Sessions presented opportunities for students to use Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, learn computer science through basic coding, and nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Austin African American Book Festival Author Reception

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host an author reception for the 10th Annual Austin African American Book Festival on Friday, June 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. The event will feature book signings and remarks by featured authors Sharon G. Flake, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Town Lake (TX) Chapter member Gerry Tucker.  

By | August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Meet Artist Melba Lee

You're Invited This event is free and open to the public. Please join The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated for an evening with artist Melba Lee at Huston-Tillotson University. Artist Statement I am an artist who takes pieces of handmade paper and crafts them into figures of beautiful women who evoke a wide range of emotions. Each image embodies the essence and spirit of real women. My artwork is spiritual--the collection has the ability to speak to those who see it. My gift as an artist is inspired by a lifetime of rich experiences with remarkable women. I was led by the Spirit in me to experiment [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|