Retired School Teacher | Los Angeles School District
Education and community engagement has always been the driving force for Mrs. Joyce T. Black. Mrs. Black is a retired Elementary school teacher, where she taught for fifteen years in the Los Angeles School District. Utilizing her stellar organizational and leadership skills, she worked alongside her husband, Dr. James T Black to help develop their private Los Angeles based Dental practice, Crenshaw Professional Dental Center. After retiring from her career in education, Mrs. Black dedicated her life to family, philanthropic endeavors and volunteerism. In the mid-seventies, she organized a distinctive group of professional women to collaborate and combine their volunteer service efforts in the Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles communities. In 1985, this interest group evolved into The Beverly Hills West Chapter of The Links Incorporated, where Mrs. Black served as the chapter’s first President. Mrs. Black also held numerous positions in her local Links chapter, as well as National Chair of the International Trends and Services Facet of The Links, Incorporated. She was also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Los Angeles chapter of Jack and Jill of America. Mrs. Black currently resides in La Quinta, CA with her husband, Dr. James T. Black. She continues with her philanthropic endeavors by giving of her time and passion for both reading and sewing to organizations including Hospice Group of Coachella Valley, Book Pals of Coachella Valley, USO and Dress A Girl Around the World.
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