The Links Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 16,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 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 National Organization is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information on the National Organization, go to The Links Incorporated national website: www.linksinc.org
"The Jewel of New England"
The Greater Providence Rhode Island Chapter was chartered on April 8, 1995 by 24 members and has been serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for twenty years. Our chapter is known as "The Jewel of New England" for Rhode Island's jewelry manufacturing roots. Since the Chapter's inception, we have sponsored events and performed community service focused primarily on the African American community throughout the State of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Our service projects also extend to the Caribbean and African Diaspora.
Although we are one of the smallest chapters in the Links' organization, we continue to offer innovative programs that serve our community in the five facet areas that are the focus of Links programming. We seek opportunities to link with others in our community to enhance the reach and effectiveness of our programs and ensure that our efforts to address the needs of others are not only possible, but world class.