About The Links, Incorporated
Established in 1946 by a circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Links, Incorporated is a premier international, non-profit volunteer service organization. Built upon a legacy of friends and providing service that changes lives, the organization is committed enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. Celebrating more than 70 years, the friendship chain has grown to over 16,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom, its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946, is alive and well.
Dedicated to its mission of service and leadership, The Links, Incorporated’s members are corporate and civic leaders; lawmakers and judiciary; medical and healthcare providers; role models, mentors, activists and volunteers working tirelessly at the forefront of transforming communities of color. Working closely with sponsors, partners and supporters, The Links, Incorporated develops and implements transformational programming impacting lives in communities of color.
The key programming initiatives of The Links, Incorporated are organized into facets: Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. Amassing more than 5 million service hours to date, The Links, Incorporated’s members regularly contribute more than 1 million documented service hours annually in their respective communities through various programs.
The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated established in 1979, has made more than $25 million in charitable contributions. 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 Fort Worth (TX) Chapter
In addition to our current STEM based programs, NSBE Jr., LINKS2LEADERSHIP and LEADERSHIP & BEYOND, the Fort Worth (TX) Chapter, through the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated, The Links Foundation, Incorporated, has implemented bold and imaginative programs, including: The Fort Worth Links Scholarship Program; our nationally recognized EMPRESS Program for Girls (a STEM based education program), Project LEAD: High Expectations; Education Across the Miles; and, Links to Success: Children Achieving Excellence.
The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated continue to meet existing challenges by seizing the opportunity to provide leadership, friendship and service to the communities we serve. Contributions made to The Links, Foundation, Incorporated by our corporate and organizational partners will enable us to continue and increase our services to the Fort Worth community.