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The Links, Incorporated is an organization of accomplished, dedicated women who are active in your community. The Links members are newsmakers, 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.


PHYSICIAN ELECTED NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

Washington, D.C. (July 08, 2014) – The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated have elected Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D., as its 16th national president. The election of Newell-Harris marks the first time a medical doctor will serve at the helm of the organization, and the first time a national president has been elected from... read more »

THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED FULFILLS $1 MILLION PLEDGE TO HISTORIC MUSEUM

Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2014) – The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated, announces the completion of a one million dollar grant to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee and will unveil The Links Education and Cultural Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at noon. read more »

THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED ANNOUNCESLEGACY GRANT TO NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2014) – The Links Foundation, Incorporated has selected the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to receive its 2013 million dollar Legacy Grant. This $1 million grant will be used to support the ongoing design and construction of the Museum edifice, which is scheduled to open on the last available space on the National Mall in 2015. The award will be the fourth $1 million grant donated to a nationally prominent entity by The Links Foundation, Incorporated. read more »

66TH U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE INDUCTED AS AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

Washington, D.C. (October 15, 2013) – The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated are pleased to announce the induction of Condoleezza Rice, Ph. D., as an honorary member. Currently a professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University, Rice is one of the most influential women in the world of global politics. read more »

THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED LAUNCHES LEGACY GRANT PROGRAM
African-American Women's Organization Seeks Fourth One Million Dollar Grantee

Washington, D.C. (August 12, 2013) – The Links Foundation, Incorporated launched the application process for its Legacy Grant Program. Since 1979, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated has funded transformational programs that impact lives and change communities, contributing more than $25 million to date to non-profit organizations throughout the United States. read more »

SURVEY MEASURES AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S PERCEPTION OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
The findings: positive perceptions, but few invitations to participate

ROCHESTER, Minn. (July 24, 2013) – Many African-American women are willing to participate in medical research, but few are being asked. That's one conclusion of a survey by Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated being presented today at the National Medical Association conference in Toronto. read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PARENTS OF TRAYVON MARTIN

Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2013) – The Links, Incorporated stands in solidarity with you during this difficult and sorrowful time. Our hearts broke upon hearing the Zimmerman verdict and our cries filled the solemn night sky. read more »

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY’S 2013 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD AWARDED TO NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

Washington, D.C. (June 19, 2013) – The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated's national president, Margot James Copeland, was named Hampton University's 2013 Alumnus of the Year. read more »

PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA, ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF, INDUCTED AS AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2013) – The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated are pleased to announce the induction of Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as an honorary member. Internationally known as Africa's "Iron Lady," President Sirleaf is Africa's first democratically elected female president and a leading champion for peace, justice and democratic rule. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED EXPANDS GLOBAL PRESENCE IN AFRICA WITH SUPPORT FROM THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2013) – Delegation travels to West Africa for education and health initiatives and to induct Honorary Member, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED SELECTED FOR A $70,000 GRANT FROM AT&T IN SUPPORT OF STEM EDUCATION

Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2013) – The Links Foundation, Incorporated is pleased to announce that it has been selected for a $70,000 grant from AT&T, in support of STEM education. These funds will be used to help reduce the STEM academic achievement gap for students of color and help to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED RESPONDS TO THE FISCAL CLIFF - ISSUES CONGRESSIONAL CALL TO ACTION

Washington, D.C. (December 6, 2012) – The Links, Incorporated adds its voice to the national dialogue on the fiscal cliff by pressing upon Congress to work with its colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find common ground so that Americans can feel confident and certain about their economic future in the new year. read more »

SIGMA PI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. AND THE LINKS, INCORPORATED COLLABORATE TO GET OUT THE VOTE!

Washington, D.C. (October 19, 2012) – On November 6, we will elect the next President of the United States. The involvement of every eligible citizen is vital to the electoral process and determining the future of our nation. Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated are proud to harness their collective strengths and encourage our members to actively participate in voter activities, increase awareness of issues impacting our society today, and empower our communities to vote in all of the 2012 elections. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED PARTNERS WITH THE NAACP’S "THIS IS MY VOTE!" TO INCREASE AND PROTECT VOTERS

Washington, D.C. (October 16, 2012) – The Links, Incorporated is now in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to increase voter registration, and to educate target audiences about voter suppression and other key issues that may affect the upcoming elections. A Memorandum of Understanding has just been signed by Links National President Margot James Copeland, and NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, for the 276 chapters of The Links to utilize the resources of the NAACP campaign billed as "This Is My Vote!" in their continuing work to register and educate voters. read more »

THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED AWARDED A $250,000 GRANT FROM CHEVRON

Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2012) – The Links Foundation, Incorporated is pleased to announce that it has been selected for a $250,000 grant from Chevron in support of STEM education. The funds, designated to help eliminate the STEM academic achievement gap for students of color, will be dispersed over a two-year period, beginning in the fall of 2012. read more »

THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED AWARDS $100,000 IN GRANTS TO FOUR NON-PROFITS

Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2012) – The Links Foundation, Incorporated announces the awarding of grants totaling $100,000 to support four non-profit organizations that are making a significant impact in communities around the nation. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED RESPONDS TO TEXTING AND DRIVING EPIDEMIC

Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2012) – The Links, Incorporated applauds AT&T’s efforts to stop the alarmingly increasing trend of texting while driving, and is proudly supporting AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED SALUTES GABRIELLE DOUGLAS ON WINNING GOLD MEDAL IN ALL-AROUND GYMNASTICS AT 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS

Washington, D.C. (August 7, 2012) – The Links, Incorporated extends accolades and congratulations to Gabrielle Douglas on winning the gold medal in all-around gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Hailing the historic win as a defining moment in US sports, Margot James Copeland, national president of The Links, Incorporated, declared Douglas’ Olympic journey “as an inspirational story that reminds us of what a gift it is to be an American.”
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THE LINKS, INCORPORATED JOINS FORCES WITH THE UNCF AND EDUCATION ADVOCATES TO STRENGTHEN BRIDGE FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HBCUs

Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2012) – The Links, Incorporated is partnering with the United Negro College Fund, the UNCF Special Programs Corporation and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, to develop a transfer program that builds strong ties between community colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to enhance college completion rates. This $500,000, five-year program is sponsored by the Lumina Foundation for Education and USA Funds. Representatives from partner organizations, each of the involved educational institutions, and funders, participated in an orientation session held June 13, 2012 in Fayetteville, North Carolina..
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THE LINKS, INC. HBCU- COMMUNITY COLLEGE COLLABORATIVE TO MEET IN FAYETTEVILLE

Washington, D.C. (June 4, 2012) – The Links, Incorporated, one of the nation’s largest organizations of professional women, is working with community colleges and historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to build strong ties between the schools and enhance college completion rates. read more »

THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED LAUNCHES ITS 2012 GRANTS-IN-AID PROCESS®

Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2012) – The Links Foundation, Incorporated launched the application process for its 2012 Grants-In-Aid program. Since 1979, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated has funded transformational programs that impact lives and change communities contributing more than $24 million dollars to date to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. read more »

Green Renovation of Historic D.C. Headquarters Building Earns LEED® Gold Certification for African-American Women’s Organization Owners

Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2012) – The Links Foundation, Incorporated headquarters building, in an historic district of Washington D.C., has earned LEED® Gold certification, an internationally recognized mark of excellence for green building design, construction, operations and maintenance. LEED® Gold is a designation of the U.S. Green Building Council’s “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” rating system. read more »

The Links, Incorporated Stands with those Seeking Individual Justice and Collective Healing in the Tragic Death of Unarmed Teenager Trayvon Martin

WASHINGTON D.C. (April 2, 2012) – The Links, Incorporated joins hands and hearts with the Martin family and with those who are concerned about the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. As an organization with a membership of more than 12,000 professional African-American women and women of African descent, in existence for 65 years, this sad occasion demands our attention. We have therefore voiced our concerns in a letter to the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder; the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dean Cannon; and the Florida State Attorney, Norm Wilfinger. read more

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED PROVIDES RELIEF SUPPORT FOR HAITI

[Washington D.C.] [August 25, 2011] – The Links, Incorporated, one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations, donated $50,000 to help Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED HELPS JOPLIN, MO TORNADO VICTIMS

On Saturday, July 2, 2011, The Central Area of The Links, Incorporated presented 2,000 disaster relief kits to the Red Cross and the United Way for Joplin, MO tornado victims. The kind act was a part of the community service project, Operation Recovery, conducted during the Central Area Conference held in St. Louis, MO. see video clip »

LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS “TRAVEL” TO GHANA

For nearly two dozen elementary and middle school students in the Princeton, Northwest Local and Winton Woods school districts, traveling to the African nation of Ghana seemed to be an unbelievable possibility. read more »

CINCINNATI CHAPTER OF THE LINKS CELEBRATE 60TH ANNIVERSARY AT ‘A NIGHT TO REMEMBER’ SOIREE

The Cincinnati Chapter of The Links, Incorporated welcomed more than 375 guests to celebrate their 60 years of service during “A Night To Remember,” an elegant cocktail attire soiree at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Guests walked the “green carpet” followed with dinner and dancing to Soul Pocket. read more »

“FUTURE FACES OF WALL STREET” VISITS THE NYSE AND RINGS THE CLOSING BELL®

Representatives from several Delaware Valley youth leadership organizations comprising “Future Faces of Wall Street” visited the New York Stock Exchange on Thurs., June 2 as part of a daylong summit and career enhancement program. read more »

CENTRAL NEW JERSEY (NJ) CHAPTER PARTNERS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK’S EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The Education Committee of the United Nations Association of New York celebrated Black History Month and 2011 as the United Nations International Year for People of African Descent, with the Young Scholars Institute of Trenton, New Jersey and the Youth for Understanding International Student Exchange Program of New York and Boston. read more »

THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED RECEIVES DONATION FROM DIET COKE

[WASHINGTON, DC] [February 15, 2011]. Diet Coke kicked it old school and hosted a “Capture the Flag” tournament to raise awareness and funds for heart health programs in Washington, D.C. Participants from Capitol Hill and local D.C. media outlets competed in the tournament to win $20,000 in donations to local heart health organizations. read more »

MARGOT JAMES COPELAND ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

[Detroit, MI] [July 13, 2010]. More than 2,500 of the 12,000 plus members of The Links, Incorporated attended the organization’s 37th National Assembly (June 30 - July 4). The five days of workshops, seminars and key-note speakers was held in Michigan at Detroit’s Cobo Center. During the event, Members of The Links, Inc. celebrated community service achievements, recognized outstanding contributions of individuals and elected new officers to lead the organization.
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THE LINKS, INCORPORATED MOURNS LOSS OF TWELFTH NATIONAL PRESIDENT BARBARA DIXON SIMPKINS

[Washington, DC] [December 11, 2009]. The Links Incorporated’s Twelfth National President, Barbara Dixon Simpkins, has passed away.

In a communication to members of The Links, Incorporated, Dr. Gwendolyn Lee, the current National President, wrote, “Link Simpkins was truly an invaluable member of The Links, Incorporated. Her commitment to leadership and service helped to propel us to ‘world-class’ status.” read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED MOURNS LOSS OF FOUNDING MEMBER FRANCES VASHON ATKINSON -
National President Says All Should ‘Aspire To Emulate Her’

[Philadelphia, PA] [October 1, 2009]. To honor the life and accomplishments of Frances Vashon Atkinson (1912-2009) The Links, Incorporated has passed a resolution stating how her efforts impacted the organization and inspired tens of thousands of women to dedicate their lives to service to the community. Atkinson was the last surviving organizer of The Links, Incorporated. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED SPONSORS OVER SEVEN HUNDRED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE - Event Focuses On Observing International Day of Peace

[Washington, DC] [September 15, 2009] . On Friday September 18th, over three hundred junior and high school students, sponsored by The Links, Incorporated, participated in the United Nations 12th annual Youth Conference. Thousands of students participated. This event marks the first partnership between The Links, Incorporated and the Educational Outreach Department of the United Nations. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCED A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS

[ATLANTA, GA] [Aug. 28, 2009] . On Friday, August 28, 2009, The Links, Incorporated and Habitat for Humanity International announced a partnership between the two organizations aimed at assisting those living without decent and affordable shelter in the United States and certain regions in Africa and the Caribbean."  read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED’S CAPITAL CITY CHAPTER SUPPORTS SOJOURNER TRUTH MEMORIAL FUND -
Capital City Chapter Provides Support For United States Capitol Statue

[Washington, DC] [April 24, 2009]. On April 28, 2009, Sojourner Truth, an American abolitionist and women's rights activist (1797 – November 26, 1883), will become the first African American woman to be memorialized with a bust in the United States Capitol. This honor is made possible in large part due to the support of The Links, Incorporated’s Capital City Chapter whose members are providing the stand on which the likeness will be placed. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED RINGS THE NASDAQ BELL -
Distinguished Women Celebrate New York Chapter’s 60th Anniversary

[New York, NY] [April 9, 2009]. At 4:00 PM today, members of The Links, Inc. will ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the organization’s Greater New York Chapter.  read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED INDUCTED INTO INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS WALK OF FAME -
Trumpet Awards Foundation Recognizes The Links, Incorporated For Advancing Justice, Equality, Service & Excellence

[Washington, DC] [January 25, 2009]. On Saturday, January 24th, The Links, Incorporated was recognized for its contributions and accomplishments for the betterment of society at a ceremony in Atlanta sponsored by the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Incorporated. The induction into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame is a distinct honor reserved for those people and organizations that have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all and augmented global society by partnering with the cause of justice and equality. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED HOSTS INAUGURAL RECEPTION TO BENEFIT SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® -
Linking Dreams, Hope, Partnerships and Change

The Links, Incorporated hosted an Inaugural Reception on Sunday, January 18, to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The purpose of this Reception was two-fold. Firstly, to celebrate the Inauguration of President Barack Obama and usher in an era where our collective dreams, hopes and partnerships would bring much-needed change.  read more »

MACY’S & THE LINKS, INCORPORATED HONOR JANET NKUBANA -
Global Leader Recognized for Empowering Local Rural Women to Achieve Economic Stability

[Chicago, IL] [December 8, 2008]. Tomorrow afternoon at Macy’s on State Street, distinguished global leader and founder and president of the Gahaya Links, Janet Nkubana, will be honored for her work empowering women to achieve economic stability. Ms. Nkubana, a basket weaver from the Rwanda Path to Peace Movement, will be presented with a check for $5,000 from The Links, Incorporated representing the proceeds from an auction of Rwandan baskets donated by Macy’s. read more »

The Links, Incorporated at the United Nations
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: EXPANDING OUR GLOBAL VISION THROUGH COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION

[New York, NY] [October 27, 2008]. The Links, Incorporated held a comprehensive weekend conference at the United Nations to address women’s issues, October 9-12, 2008. The conference workshops covered Women’s Economic Empowerment in Africa, the Impact of Conflict on Women’s Issues, Making Connections throughout the African Diaspora and Exploring Partnership and Collaborative Opportunities. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT® SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

[Washington, DC] [May 11, 2008]. Included in the more than 800 winners of the National Achievement Scholarships recently announced by the National Achievement Scholarship Program, are six young Black women who will receive their $2,500 individual scholarships from The Links, Incorporated. read more »

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED UNITES WITH SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE’S CIRCLE OF PROMISE TO REWRITE THE STORY ON AFRICAN AMERICANS AND BREAST CANCER

The Links, Incorporated and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® have rolled out an unprecedented collaboration to mobilize the African American community to end breast cancer. Through Komen for the Cure’s Circle of Promise campaign, the two groups will work together to empower women to reclaim their lives and their health in an effort to reverse the alarming statistics on African Americans and breast cancer. read more »

LINKS BUILD SCHOOLS IN SOUTH AFRICA

An entourage of one-hundred-twelve members of The Links, Incorporated recently returned from South Africa where they visited six of the more than fifty schools. read more »

NEW ORLEANS HEALTH CLINIC RECEIVES MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
AND FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

During their recent governance team meeting in New Orleans (LA) over 200 members of the Links, Incorporated, presented hospital and medical supplies and equipment to the Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic. read more »

ATLANTA CLUSTER PARTNERS WITH ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR CORETTA SCOTT KING YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.

Leaders from the Metro Atlanta community have joined forces with more than 60 youth service organizations to develop a mentor recruitment drive and training program designed to bolster adult support for the city's underserved youth.
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY LINKS RAISE FUNDS FOR CONNECTICUT URBAN
LEAGUE AND GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER CENTER

The Fairfield County chapter of The Links, Incorporated recently honored Patti LaBelle for her focus on health issues and her musical accomplishments. read more »

THE LINKS AWARD $1 MILLION GRANT TO THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS
MUSEUM DURING THE 2006 FREEDOM AWARD

One of the leading African-American women's public service organizations has announced a major financial commitment to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. read more »

NATIONAL BLACK MCDONALD'S OWNERS ASSOCIATION DONATES TO NASSAU LINKS  SAFE HOUSE

The National Black McDonald's Owners Association (NBMOA) and two of their operators, who are also members of The Links, Incorporated, donated a total of $7,000 to The Links Safe House for Women in Crises located in Nassau Bahamas. read more »

SOUTHERN AREA LINKS RAISE MAJOR FUNDS FOR BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

The legendary Miss Nancy Wilson sung from her heart to an audience of 1,500 plus fans, in September 2006, at the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. read more »

2005-2006 POSTER ART CONTEST

Six thousand students participated in a Poster Art Contest sponsored by The Links, Incorporated. read more »

CHARLOTTE CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INC. CAPTURES NATIONAL PROGRAM
AWARD IN NATIONAL TRENDS & SERVICES

The Charlotte Chapter of The Links, Incorporated captured first place for the National Trends & Services Award for their program “Communities Strengthening Families/Children Achieving Success”. read more »


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