Recognitions and Awards

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Executive Director, Frankie Roberts, won a Pioneer award at the NC Second Chance Alliance Gala in May 2023. He was nominated for the 2019 City of Wilmington’s Commission on African American History Living Legend Award. Nominees are selected for their dedication to improve the community and their keen vision to help others succeed in life. In 2006, LINC, Inc. received “Public Organization of the Year (Non-Public Sector)” by the Public Administration Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Executive Director Frankie Roberts won “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 2011.

Additional awards include:

  • Best of Wilmington Awards in the category of Human Services Organizations, 2018

  • The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, Housing North Carolina Award, for achievement in affordable housing, 2014

  • Wilmington Real Estate Awards, Frankie Roberts, Community Builder, 2014

  • Civitan Club Citizen of the Year, 2012

  • Wilmington Business Journal Entrepreneurial Award, Nonprofit Division, 2011

  • Individual Clarence Award, UNCW Film Studies, 2011

  • Outstanding Professional Award, Cape Fear Council of Governments (Workforce Development Board), 2011

  • Mr. Roberts won “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, Public Administration Program, UNC Wilmington, 2011

  • “Public Organization of the Year (Non-Public Sector), Public Administration Program, UNC Wilmington, 2006

  • Outstanding Community Involvement & Volunteer Service Award, Wilmington Chapter, Winston-Salem State University Alumni, 2003


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