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 [...]

By | November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Daina Ramey Berry – The 2018 Robert W. Hamilton Book Author Award Recipient

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 [...]

By | November 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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|