CROWN JEWELS LINKS HOLD VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE AT THOMASBORO ACADEMY


  
Media Contact:  Lyn Coaldwell                                                        
Crown Jewels Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
Post Office Box 37027 Charlotte, NC 28237
crownjewels@links.org • www.crownjewelslinks.org   
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CROWN JEWELS LINKS HOLD
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE AT THOMASBORO ACADEMY   Charlotte, NC - The Charlotte Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Incorporated recently held a Links Get Out The Vote - Voter Registration Drive at Thomasboro Academy.

As part of its National Trends and Services program, the Chapter has formed a partnership with the Thomasboro community. Plans include several school and community service projects.   

During the Voter Registration Drive, participants registered to vote, and were informed about their voting rights, absentee ballot cut-off dates, one stop voting, early voting dates and locations. The Chapter will conduct a Kids Voting/Generation Nation Voting project on November 6th at Thomasboro Academy (precinct #40). FREE juice, coffee, and doughnuts will be given to the first 100 voters. Later, a FREE Pizza Party will be held for the class at Thomasboro Academy that collects the most "I Voted" stickers.   

Chapter members show support for the Links Get Out The Vote Drive by wearing the Chapter's "Green Heart - Love Your Right To Vote” pin. The following members participated in the Voter Registration Drive: Felicia Hall Allen, Beverly Spainhour, Cheryl Sledge, Doris Burns, Elizabeth Thomas-Hollier, Freda Belton, Joan Higginbotham-Mitchell, Karen Eady-Williams, Katrina Young, Lyn Coaldwell, Marilyn Baldwin Richards, Mary Foxx Johnson, Pat Adair, Rosella Jones, Rosemary Jackson, Ruth Greene, Sharon Matthews, and Wanda Reeves. Connecting Links Harden Richards and Warren Hollier also assisted with the Drive.  

Felicia Hall Allen is President of The Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, and Marilyn Baldwin Richards is Chair of its National Trends and Services Facet.  Jan McIver is Principal of Thomasboro Academy and VeVeca Torrence is President of the Thomasboro Neighborhood Association. 

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Crown Jewels Chapter of Links, Inc. recently awarded $11,000 in scholarships to deserving college and high school students. There were six recipients from Charlotte-Mecklenbur


Cindy D. Lazo and Jessica Nicole Simpson students at the Performance Learning Center were recipients of two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. Lazo will be attending North Carolina A&T State University and Simpson will be attending UNC-Charlotte. The Crown Jewels Chapters implements a Career Coaching Program and mentorship program at the school. Other CMS recipients are: Arcena Todd (Phillip O. Berry) who will be attending Pfeiffer University, Gevaodia A. Stanley (West Mecklenburg) who will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill, Rachel Alessandra Newsome (North Mecklenburg) and Briana Grace Johnson (Vance) who will both be attending Hampton University.

In order to qualify for the Crown Jewels Chapter scholarship, students must be graduating high school seniors of African American descent that have been accepted as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary institution vocational or technical program.

Submitted by Tony

CROWN JEWELS LINKS COLLABORATE WITH COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOL AND CHARLOTTE MECKLENBRUG SCHOOLS TO ASSIST WITH THE TRANSFORMATION OF PERFORMANCE LEARNING CENTER’S STUDENTS FROM A TO Z

Charlotte, NC - The Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Inc. received a grant from the Foundation of the Carolinas to implement a Career Coaching Program at the Performance Learning Center (PLC) – a non-traditional high school in the Charlotte Mecklenburg school district providing 110 students a second chance. Biweekly, the Links and our Connecting Links deliver program curricula teaching life-skills to students that experienced challenges in traditional school-settings. The curriculum, which includes topics such as self-awareness - using the Myers Briggs Personality Profile Test, decision-making, and career-choices expose students to higher-level thinking to encourage healthy decisions. 

The program began last January with 14 at-risk girls and has expanded to 25 students including girls and boys. “We saw a noticeable difference in the disposition in the young ladies that participate in this program last year” said PLC Principal Sherry Sigmon.

Recently members of the International Trends Facets provided students with airport and Passport information and hosted a game of Travel Jeopardy on countries including South Africa, Egypt, and Jamaica. An international tour center area created with flags and memorabilia along with food-tasting stations allowed students to become engaged and knowledgeable of international travel. An upcoming session will feature career choices with a panel discussion

Submitted by Tony