The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 16,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. 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 1 million documented hours of community service annually – strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation. The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs.
The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. The programs are implemented throughstrategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns.
The Middlesex County Links are continuing our proud legacy of supporting programs that enhance the lives of women and children of color and have committed to provide funding and programming to We Belong during the next few years. We Belong and We Belong Too– A youth leadership program designed to introduce Boston’s inner-city youth to public service and help discover their potential. The purpose of the program is to show youth that they can be a voice in the community and offer value to the community via public service and community outreach. Throughout the program the
youth will work on various projects to explore the field of public service and to discover ways to get involved in their community. The program will bring in various community leaders, elected officials, non-profit professionals, and other
executives in the Greater Boston and D.C. area to engage in intimate conversation with the youth. The revenue generated from our fundraising events will provide resources for We Belong and fund our college scholarship programs.
An applicant for the White Rose Scholarship Award must be a Massachusetts resident who is an African American male or female, and who is a high school senior applying for fall admission into an accredited four-year college/university. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.