This April, the Raleigh Chapter of the Links, Incorporated honored CJPC Executive Director Dawn Blagrove with an Emerald Award at their 70th Anniversary Gala. The Emerald Award is an annual recognition program honoring women who have made significant contributions to the community. Blagrove was recognized for her commitment and advocacy for justice-involved people across North Carolina. Other award recipients included:

  • Doris J. Bullock, Director of Student Retention at Shaw University
  • Monet N. Marshall, Director of Visual Arts Exchange and Founding Artistic Director of MOJAA Performing Arts Company
  • Tsegga S. Medhin, President, United Nations of Women, North Carolina Chapter and Founder of the Pearl Leadership Institute
  • Regina Y. Petteway, Director Wake County Human Services

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 15,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.