Service Programs


Identifying tomorrow’s workers today is a major concern among industry leaders throughout North Texas who strive to recruit professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Members of the Fort Worth (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated share this concern and are launching an effort designed to yield significant increases in the number of diverse students pursuing STEM coursework. We address STEM programming through five facet areas: Services to Youth, National Trends & Services, Health & Human Services, International Trends & Services, and The Arts.

Services to the Youth

Services to Youth was the first program facet created by The Links, Incorporated. Locally, programs incorporated under this facet are responsive to various needs of youth to prepare them for the 21st century workforce academically, culturally and socially.

This facet’s program of activities support the Chapter’s Umbrella Project, EMPRESS (Empowered Minds Produce Resilient Exemplary Successful Sisters). Our programmatic focus is on improving college readiness and increasing students’ knowledge and competitiveness in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

National Trends and Services

In keeping with the Chapter’s Umbrella project, the National Tends and Services Facet worked to support all projects for our EMPRESS program. Activities began with an orientation for the mothers of the girls who were going to participate in the program. Other activities sponsored by this Facet included introducing the girls to establishing both short and long term goals, understanding proper etiquette rules when dining out, and identifying proper hygiene habits and use of make-up. Additionally, a regular focus for our work with our EMPRESS girls is to introduce them to healthier diet choices.

The National Trends and Services Facet worked with other Facets to ensure a seamless program of activities for all participants.

International Trends and Services

The mission of the International Trends and Services facet is to expand the global platform for programs designed and developed to service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world. All programmatic components of the facet are delivered through measurable and sustainable service delivery methods that reach women and their families.

Televised Interview about STEM

Published on Oct 14, 2013

Discussing the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education with Paulette Reddick Turner and Kristin Vinson Wright of Links, Inc. Aired 10/12/13 @ 12:30 p.m. on NBC 5.



Published on Nov 5, 2023

Discussing The Stampede For Stem Boots and Bling Gala taking place on Friday, January 26, 2024 at River Ranch Stockyards in Fort Worth with Fort Worth Links, Inc. Chapter Fundraiser Co-Chair, Theresa Lyons, and Chapter Program Coordinator, Kerensa Berry.