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12,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters
Committed to enriching, sustaining & ensuring the culture & economic survival of African Americans.

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters located in 42 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 ancestry.

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.

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In The News

Our programs, events and leaders are often featured on local, regional and national news stories. Please visit our "In The News" section to view our latest headlines and news.

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National Trends

We work to enrich the lives of people in the community by researching issues that impact the quality of life for residents and developing programs to address those issues.

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From The President

“As educated and professionally successful women, we work toward the realization of making the name “Links” not only a chain of friendship, but also a chain of PURPOSEFUL SERVICE in improving every aspect of our local community.”

Pasadena-Altadena Chapter President