The Links, Incorporated celebrates more than 65 years as a women’s volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 12,000 members in 276 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946, is alive and well.

The Links, Incorporated is focused on creating transformational programming and impacting lives in communities of color through five facets: Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services.  Through these facets, we strive to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

Links members 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.

Our Values

The Links, Incorporated is based upon key values, beliefs and attitudes which undergird the organization and include the following:

  • Friendship
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Service
  • Commitment
  • Family Relationships
  • Courage
  • Respect for others and self