Comcast Newsmakers featured LINK Unlimited Scholars by engaging in discussion with Jourdan Sorrell, LINK’s Director of Alumni Affairs and Community Relations, on the organization’s history and current initiatives as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary of April 22, 2016.
We are proud to announce the launch of our new page on Medium! Medium is a place to read, write, and interact with the stories that matter most to you. In the upcoming months, LINK Unlimited Scholars will publish empowering and inspiring articles about the work that we do to address the most pressing educational issues facing economically disadvantaged […]
LINK Unlimited Scholars President and CEO Dr. Roslind Blasingame-Buford (Dr. Roz) was recently featured on ABC 7’s Heart and Soul. Dr. Roz’s influence as a trailblazer in youth development, education, and community service continues to inspire, equip, and elevate LINK’s Scholars. We are grateful for her tireless leadership and this segment reflects her unwavering commitment […]
LINK Unlimited Scholars is grateful for how strong we finished the program year. Thanks to our corporate & foundation partners, mentors & benefactors and people like you, we are excited for the upcoming year to provide our scholars with the resources and tools for them to succeed as they advance into, through, and beyond college. […]
LINK Unlimited Scholars stands in solidarity with the families in Baton Rouge, Dallas and Falcon Heights impacted by the loss of their loved ones. We offer our sympathy during this difficult time. LINK understands the impact of violence not only nationally but also in Chicago that daily affects African American youth and their families. We […]
David Gilliard, class of 2016, founded the clothing brand Broke Boy Apparel during his freshmen year at St. Rita HS. He draws and prints t-shirt designs for his classmates and people in Marquette Park where he lives. David says: “My mom taught me that you can pretty much do anything you set your mind to. […]
Tianna (class of 2016) describes what it is like to become a Posse Foundation Scholar and how LINK Unlimited Scholars was involved to make this opportunity possible. For Tianna, being apart of LINK Unlimited Scholars made her dream of attending Agnes Scott College in the fall a reality. Tianna says: “I was extremely honored to […]
During the April 2016 NPEA Conference in Baltimore, MD, LINK Unlimited Scholars was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Award of Excellence in Educational Access which recognizes an NPEA member that has made a notable difference in the lives of underrepresented students and has demonstrated: Effective practices in supporting underrepresented students with high-quality educational opportunities […]
Dr. Roslind Blasingame-Buford, was honored Tuesday, April 26th by the Illinois Diversity Council with the “Difference Maker Award” during the 7th Annual Illinois Women’s Conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
Dr. Roz shared the history of LINK Unlimited Scholars and discussed the tools and resources provided to more than 2,200 Chicago area scholars to help them achieve academic success. To view the article, click this link.
LINK Unlimited Scholars was featured on WCIU’s You and Me in the Morning to talk about our new strategic plan and mission as we celebrate of our 50th anniversary.
At 4:22pm, on April 22nd – LINK’s Birthday, we toasted to 50 years! We celebrated the impact that LINK Unlimited Scholars, founded by John & Carolyn Parmer, has had on the lives of more than 2,200 African-American Scholars throughout the Chicagoland area. We are indeed proud of our past and focused on our future. In […]