what we do
For more than 75 years, The Links, Incorporated has engaged and promoted educational, civic, and inter-cultural activities that enrich the lives of its members, African Americans, and other persons of African ancestry. Click below to learn more about our national programs.
The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated includes five facets: Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services.
Services to Youth
The Services to Youth facet utilizes an integrated approach to preparing young people to succeed in the 21st century workforce and to promote healthy lifestyles within families and communities. Today, The Links, Incorporated continues to implement transformational programs that are responsive to youth's academic, health, cultural, social awareness, career development, and mentoring needs.
The Links support of the Arts can be traced to our cultured co-founder Margaret Roselle Hawkins. Her innate artistic talent, discovered at a young age, earned her a four-year scholarship to college. Her passion for creative expression later led to her appointment as an art teacher, and helped give root to the establishment of The Arts facet. The goal of The Arts facet is to increase and expand art activity, and elevate our programs through arts integration and effectively create an arts renaissance within our organization and programmatic efforts.
National Trends and Services
The vision of the National Trends and Services (NTS) facet is to eliminate disparities by reducing barriers to services through advocacy, education, and service. The NTS facet designs community programs that increase awareness of issues that affect the quality of life of African-Americans.
The programs under the National Trends and Services facet serve as a catalyst for change promoting individual and community empowerment.
International Trends and Services
The International Trends & Services facet provides services and delivers transformational programs to people of African ancestry globally so that they may have a better quality of life. Programs are designed and developed to service educational, health and cultural needs and to help people emerge from poverty. A primary objective of our international work is to enrich the lives of women and their families.
Health and Human Services
The Health and Human Services facet was established in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in our communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African-Americans. The goal 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.