The Links, Incorporated is an organization of accomplished, dedicated women who are active in your community. The Links members are news makers, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work toward the realization of making the name “Links” not only a chain of friendship, but also a chain of purposeful service.
Health and Human Services
The Links, Incorporated is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. The adoption of the Childhood Obesity Resolution at the 35th National Assembly in 2006 signified The Links, Incorporated’s recognition of the need for targeted intervention strategies that address and produce sustainable results among African-American children battling obesity.
We are one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and those of African ancestry.
Services to Youth
An integrated approach to preparing youth for the global workforce as healthy citizens. “The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to.” Marian Wright Edelman.
A new area of interest was added to the national program in 1962. This component was designed to project the Links interest in public affairs, especially those which promote programs that impact the physical, mental, social, environmental and economic well-being of humankind improving self-determination thereby eliminating the reality and perception of second-class citizenship.
The work of one of our cultured National co-founders, Margaret Roselle Hawkins, and her passion for creative expression helped in the establishment of The Arts facet in 1964 at the 14th National Assembly. The Links, Incorporated has a strong and rich history of support for the performing and visual arts. From the inception of the organization, The Links have found unique ways to express individual and collective interest in cultural enrichment in our communities.