About The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated is an
international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The
membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 280 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
The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Inc. has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Links members contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually – strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation. The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs.
The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. The programs are implemented through strategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns.