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.
The Links, Incorporated is based upon key values, beliefs and attitudes which undergird the organization and include the following:
- Family Relationships
- Respect for others and self
A Message From The President
Our Chapter was Chartered on November 23, 1962 and is based on the concepts of friendship and service. We are a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization. We are committed to providing world-class service in our community through transformational programs that positively impact and improve the lives of the people we serve. Through collaborative facet programming and in conjunction with our global and local partners the following is a list of the few programs we have proudly served our Tucson community:
- Dental education to 85+ children and their parents, toothbrushes, healthy snacks, free dental exams to St. James “Happy Trails Day Care” in Tucson, AZ.
- Free Healthy Body Healthy Mind Forum, provided panelist & keynote speaker (Mental & Physical health) resource tables/materials & Healthy lunch served over 130 people in the community
- Provided numerous scholarships annually
- Provided 400+ nutritional bars and bottled water the Crisis Advocate for the CODAC Health Recovery and Wellness Center in Tucson AZ; Which supports their processing with Human Trafficking.
We encourage visitors to explore our website to learn about our commitment to delivering impactful, sustainable and transformational community programs. We are an organization built on a foundation of friendship and service, serving Tucson as well as international areas in need. We take great pride in serving our community with excellence and grace.
Yours In Friendship and Service,
President, Tucson (AZ) Chapter