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Ways That College Students Can Manage Mental Health

College can be very stressful. Not only are students dealing with the academic rigor of college but also social adjustments.

Alumni Highlight | Iman Williamson

Name: Iman WilliamsonHigh school you attended and graduating year: Saint Ignatius College Prep, 2017College attended: University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCollege

Meet LINK’s New President & CEO Dr. Toinette Gunn – Mentors

Join us for an evening with LINK’s New President & CEO, Dr. Toinette Gunn. This is an opportunity to hear

In Case You Missed It | January | Scholars & Parents

Angel Tree Thank you to all Mentors, Scholars, and Parents who participated in our 3rd Annual Angel Tree Event. With

Updates & Changes | January | Scholars & Parents

Winter Scholar Support Meetings Scholars and Parents, we are excited to announce that ‘Case Managers’ titles have been changed to

LINK Senior Scholar Wins Posse Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations to Davion Nutall on winning the Posse Foundation Scholarship to Pomona College! Davion is a senior at Simeon Career

Meet LINK’s New President & CEO Dr. Toinette Gunn – Scholars & Parents

Join us for an evening with LINK’s New President & CEO, Dr. Toinette Gunn. This is an opportunity to hear

Upcoming Events | January | Scholars & Parents

Scholar Retreats Details below – SAVE THE DATE! Scholars and Parents, please save the following assigned date for your Class

Upcoming Events | January | Jr. LINK

LINK High School Preparation Workshop As our 8th graders move into the 3rd quarter and begin to wrap up their

Updates & Changes | January | Partners & Supporters

Welcoming LINK’s New Board Chair Ken Johnson The LINK Staff, Board of Directors, and community welcomes Kenneth Johnson as the

Fifth Third’s Investment in LINK

We are grateful for Fifth Third Chicagoland Foundation’s recently renewed grant support. With contributions dating back to 2009, Fifth Third

A Peek at What’s Ahead for LINK Scholars | January

Upcoming LINK Scholar Programming The winter days may be cold and dark, but LINK Scholar programming is heating up in

In Case You Missed It | January | Mentor

Thank You to all Angel Tree Participants! Thank you to all Mentors, Scholars, and Parents who participated in our 3rd

Meet Gelyn & Roosevelt

Looking for the Best Burger It’s a familiar story; when Roosevelt (Mentor) and Gelyn (Scholar) first met they spent some

Upcoming Events | January | Mentors

Meet LINK’s New President & CEO Dr. Toinette Gunn 2/2/23 @ 6 PM – 7:30 PM – LINK Office Join

MLK Day of Service

On Monday, January 16, 2023, from 10 AM-12 PM, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, LINK Unlimited Scholars

Upcoming Events | October | Jr. LINK

The Class of 2027 applications are open! Complete your Class of 2027 application here! Overview + Tips and Tricks Application

A Peek at What’s Ahead for LINK Scholars | October

Ever wonder what LINK Scholars are up to at this time a year? Here’s a glimpse into happenings this fall:

LINK Partners with NAMWOLF!

Last month, several LINK Scholars were selected to speak at NAMWOLF’s (The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law

Summer Learning Success

After two years of virtual programming, high school LINK Scholars enthusiastically returned to our six-week Summer Learning program in person

Updates & Changes | October | Jr. LINK

Changes to Jr. LINK Jr. LINK, the middle school counterpart to LINK’s high school fellowship, has adopted a new strategy

Join Us for the LINK Unlimited Scholars Virtual High School Fair!

LINK is hosting our first annual virtual high school fair! We are excited for you to hear from some of

Internships | Museum of Contemporary Art

MCA internships provide valuable opportunities to learn how nonprofits operate in the company of like-minded young professionals. Many of their

All You Need To Know About Finding an Internship

Wouldn’t it be great if the perfect internship fell right into your lap? Unfortunately, the odds are pretty low of

LINK 2022 Alum Laniah Dennis Awarded StriveTogether Art Inspires Scholarship

Class of 2022 LINK Scholar Laniah Dennis was awarded the $1000 StriveTogether Scholarship for her submitted artwork. Her piece “Leap”

In Case You Missed It | October | Mentor

August and September Mentor Workshops If you missed any of the Mentor Workshops or if you just want to watch

Updates & Changes | October | Mentors

Make Sure to Complete your Mentor Update Form All Class of 2025, 2024, and 2023 Mentors received an email with

Meet Marta & Addison

Mentor Marta and Scholar Addison have been very busy since their first meeting last October. In addition to museum outings

Upcoming Events | October | Mentors

Mentor Welcome Week 10/18-19/22 @ 5-6:30pm – LINK Office October is a busy month for Mentors! Join us on Tuesday,

In Case You Missed It | October | Scholars & Parents

Parent & Mentor Mixer Last month, we celebrated our first parent and Mentor mixer together. We are looking forward to

Updates & Changes | October | Scholars & Parents

Mandatory Programming Expectations Per the Beginning of the Year Orientations, Beginning of the Year Check Ins, and the Parent-Scholar Agreement,

Posse Scholarship Semi-Finalists Announced

Congratulations to LINK’s Posse Foundation Scholarship Nominees & Semi-Finalists LINK Class of 2023 Scholars who were nominated for the Posse

Virtual Scholar/Mentor Game Night

Friday, November 4th @ 6:00pm Join us for an evening of TipOff, an urban Taboo-style game that celebrates Blackness through

Sign Up to Be a LINK Ambassador Soon

LINK Ambassadors are student leaders who can speak to their experience with LINK outcomes and LINK impact. They will be

Upcoming Events | October | Scholars & Parents

FAFSA Help Workshop for Parents 10/17/22 @ 6-8pm – LINK Office Class of 2023 parents and Scholars will learn how

LINK Unlimited Scholars is pleased to announce our new President & CEO Dr. Toinette Gunn!

Hello Scholars, Mentors, Families, and Members of the LINK Community, I’m Dr. Toinette Gunn, your new LINK Unlimited Scholars President