International Trends and Services

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The Eastern Area International Trends and Services (ITS) facet implements transformational programs and provides services aimed at significantly improving the lives and opportunities of people of African ancestry globally. ITS programs are designed to be sustainable and transformative.

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The Eastern Area ITS has been impactful and relevant to the communities it serves including:

  • A transformational & sustainable blueprint for current and future programming in
    West Africa and in the African Diaspora

  • Fundraising efforts to Equip Students in Liberia

  • Tiered Recognition Levels for Donors

  • Partnerships with the United Nations Association- USA (UNA-USA)


  • The Eastern Area International Trends and Services facet is proud of the partnership that began in 2019 with Pat Russell-McCloud, 11th National President of The Links, Incorporated and Bishop E. Earl McCloud, Jr., 14th Episcopal District of the AME Church.

  • This Education Across the Miles program supported STEM

    education at Monrovia College and AME University in Liberia,

    West Africa. With the support of many Eastern Area chapters,

    we raised funds to equip 4 STEM Labs—Chemistry, Computer,

    Biology, and Physics— and recognized the supporters with a

    donor wall, virtually and at the two schools in Liberia.

  • United Nations Association-USA (UNA-USA) Our partners include
    Rachel Pittman Bowen, Executive Director, and Troy Wolfe, Senior  
    Director, Partnerships & Special Initiatives 

    • We encourage Link Chapter Consultations, applications for the
      UNA-USA Youth Observer to the United Nations, observation of
      the International Day of the Girl, celebration of International
      Women’s Day each March, and at least 10 other dates to
      recognize, nationally and internationally



We held two Education Across the Miles webinars, and plan to hold more during this program year. The upcoming webinars will include virtual visits to locations that celebrate Africa and the African Diaspora. Exact information, including virtual links to events and visits will be sent by email.



Upcoming programs, events and activities include:

  • A Virtual Museum Visit and curator talk,

  • Black History Month Celebration,

  • Collaboration with Young Masters 2.0

  • Books on the Diaspora

  • Education Across the Miles Signature Program: Linking With West Africa (LWWA) 2.0

  • United Nations Cluster Consultations





  • EA Conference ~ Recent Winning Programs 2020-2021 Winning Programs

    •  Award Winner: Education Across The Miles - Miles For Smiles by Erie County (NY) Chapter

  • Honorable Mention: EA ITS Virtual Tea – Fundraiser by Buffalo (NY) Chapter



EA International Trends and Services Facet

Cynthia Jacobs Carter – Chair, Constance Moss – Co-Chair

Committee Members: Karen Clifford, Camille Geathers, Camille Roberts Nwosu,  Shani Waugh, Diana Williams, and Deborah Wortham







Click Below to Provide a Monetary Donation to Support Our ITS Programs

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