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

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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|

Town Lake (TX) Chapter President honored for her “Heart in Service” in Medicine

Dr. Dominique Isaac Williams, MD was honored on February 16, 2019, by the local chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated on Saturday, February 16, 2019, for her service in the field of medicine. She currently practices Family Medicine at Austin Regional Clinic since 2006 in Austin. She received a B.A. in Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1993 and then completed Medical School at Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 1998. Some of her professional positions and honors are Chief Resident, Rush-Illinois Masonic Family Practice Residency Program, Chicago, IL, 2000-2001 and a Member, American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Isaac Williams is married with two children and a pet dog. [...]

By | February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Melanie Belt-Rising Star,”Texas Monthly Super Doctors 2018″

Congratulations to Dr. Melanie M. Belt, Obstetrics/Gynecology. On November 26, 2018, eighteen Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) physicians in eight specialties were named 2018 Texas Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly magazine. Super Doctors®, a selective listing of outstanding doctors from more than 40 medical specialties, identifies top doctors as selected by their peers and the independent research of MSP Communications. The 2018 list is published in the December 2018 edition of Texas Monthly. What makes a doctor “super” in the eyes of their peers? MSP Communications asked more than 40,000 medical professionals in Texas to nominate one or more doctor based on one question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Sonya Vento recognized with the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 33rd Black Engineer of the Year Conference

Photo © Tony Powell Congratulations to Sonya Vento for being recognized with the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 33rd Black Engineer of the Year Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 7 – 9, 2019. Sonya is an IT Project Manager at General Motors in the Cloud Core Engineering organization where she manages over 30 technical project resources and collaborates with Global Infrastructure Managers to develop multi-year technology roadmaps and strategic plans. Sonya earned a BBA in Computer Information Systems and MBA from Texas State University. She began her career over 19 years ago as an IT Systems Engineer in the financial services industry. Her responsibilities included migrating legacy student [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Town Lake Members Partner with Chapter’s NSBE Jr., Bertha Saddler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy to Welcome Refugee Family to Austin, TX

The members of the Town Lake (TX) Chapter partnered with the local members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Jr. girls from the Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy to be a part of transforming communities and fulfilling our purpose in welcoming the new refugee family from DR Congo!  Welcome to Austin, Texas! #TransformingCommunities #FulfillingOurPurpose #WALinks #LinksInc

By | January 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|