In 1946, The Links, Incorporated was established as an international, not-for-profit corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Founders Margaret Roselle Hawkins & Sarah Strickland Scott.
The membership is comprised of over 15,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and persons of African ancestry.
Our Core Values are Friendship, Integrity, Honesty, Service, Commitment, Family Relationships, Courage, Respect for Self and Others, Legacy, Confidentiality, Responsibility, and Accountability.
The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision-makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are Senators, Congressmen, civic leaders, mentors, social justice advocates and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded individuals and organizations for partnership. Links members contribute more than 1 million documented hours of community service annually by strengthening their communities through transformational and impactful programming.
The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services.