National HBCU Initiative

National HBCU Initiative

The goal of the National HBCU Initiative is to implement and support efforts that align with President Obama’s plan to increase the retention and graduation rates of students attending college by the year 2020. While emphasizing the relevance of HBCUs’ past, present and future, this initiative will create synergy and complement program initiatives already underway.

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Linkages to Life

Linkages to Life

Organ, Tissue and Bone Marrow Donation Awareness Signature Program educates Links members and the African-American community about the importance of and need for organ, tissue, and bone marrow donation as well as the importance of healthy living and prevention. Linkages to Life awareness initiatives are conducted in partnership with local and national transplant organizations, the faith-based community, and civic...

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Linking Art Through Transformative Programming

Linking Art Through Transformative Programming

The Links support of the arts can be traced to our cultured co-founder Margaret Roselle Hawkins. Her innate artistic talent, discovered at a young age, earned her a four-year scholarship to the Women’s School of Design, later known as the Moore Institute of Art. Her passion for creative expression later led to her appointment as an art teacher, and helped give root to the establishment of The Arts facet in 1964 at the 14th National...

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International Trends: Jamaica Service Project

International Trends: Jamaica Service Project

The mission of the International Trends and Services facet is to expand the global platform for programs designed and developed to service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world. All programmatic components of the facet are delivered through measurable and sustainable service delivery methods that reach women and their families.

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Linked In Sisterhood & Service

Linked In Sisterhood & Service

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.

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Trash Talking: It’s No Joke!

Trash Talking: It’s No Joke!

To bring awareness to the growing crisis of bullying, we are excited to introduce a comprehensive community anti-bullying program TRASH TALKING: IT’S NO JOKE! The goal of this newest National Trends and Services initiative is to empower youth with the tools and skills to address bullying in all forms. Research shows that bullying adversely affects children’s mental health, academic success and ability to relate to other children according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goals for this program are: To enhance a child’s ability to avoid victimization To...

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Links to Success: Children Achieving Excellence

Links to Success: Children Achieving Excellence

This signature program is based on the belief that reading is the foundation enabling all children to succeed and that effective teaching of reading must begin at the earliest age with effective literacy practices. The 30 Million Word Gap cites that during the early years of cognitive development, many impoverished children generally hear 30 million fewer words by age three than their privileged peers. With effective intervention, the literacy gap can be closed, and children can then move forward and master other subjects and grade level skills. The goal of Links to Success: Children...

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