LINK Unlimited Scholars Hires Dee Atkins as Vice President of Institutional Advancement

LINK Unlimited Scholars welcomes Dee Atkins as the new Vice President of Institutional Advancement! As VP of Advancement, Dee will oversee LINK’s fundraising, communications, mentor, alumni, and external relations programming. Dee brings more than 15 years of experience as a nonprofit administrator in fundraising, corporate social responsibility, volunteer management, and community outreach. She most recently […]

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Lifelong Learners: LINK Unlimited Scholars Advance Their Dreams into Autumn

As fall begins, and students return to their studies, many LINK Scholars experience a less challenging “back-to-school” transition. Why? Because they never really left the classroom. Here at LINK, we believe in year-round enrichment. Whether it be through our Summer Learning Program or connecting our college-aged scholars with first-class internships, the result of our commitment […]

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Please join us in celebrating Charise Williams , Class of 1996 Alumna and current Mentor!

Charise Williams is the deputy chief of staff for civic engagement in Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs’ office. She has recently joined a board of directors for a new nonprofit charged with steering the economic benefits of the Obama Presidential Center to nearby neighborhoods. The Board is headed by Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan […]

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The LINK Family extends its congratulations to Art Reliford, LINK Alum (Class of ’73) and Former Mentor!

Congratulations Art on your retirement from De La Salle Institute after 34 years of teaching! Your experience, knowledge, dedication and presence will be sorely missed. Best of luck in your brand new adventure! Pictured with Art are Carolyn Parmer (LINK Founder) along with Fr. Thomas Swade and Jimmie Sargent (LINK class of ’86) in the […]

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LINK Unlimited Scholars hosts its annual DreamKeepers Gala

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, LINK Unlimited Scholars will hold its annual DreamKeepers Gala, celebrating over fifty years as Chicago’s only college and career success organization focused solely on economically disadvantaged African-American youth. DreamKeepers celebrates individuals and institutions who have embodied the inspirational dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s dream to provide […]

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LINK Unlimited Scholars featured in Jack Kent Cooke Foundation blog

We are so proud to announce that we were recently featured in the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s (Cooke Foundation) blog.  Last year, we received the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) and Cooke Foundation Award for Excellence in Educational Access. This award recognizes an NPEA member organization, program, or school with a monetary award for excellence […]

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From Progress to Promise: The Journey Continues

We are proud to celebrate Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Check out the latest article written by President & CEO Dr. Roslind Blasingame-Buford titled “From Progress to Promise: The Journey Continues” that discusses how LINK Unlimited […]

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