Welcome to the Central Area of The Links, Incorporated
A Message from Alice Strong Simmons, Central Area Director
We invite you to explore the Central Area of The Links, Incorporated and the transformational, sustainable and replicable programs to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities served in the 17 states by our 69 Chapters. Located in the Midwest, we are the “Heart of Linkdom” delivering national award winning programs developed and produced by more than 2,000 members who constantly pursue Excellence, Elegance and Ethics.
The Links, Incorporated, founded in 1946, is 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-American ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 12,000 members in 274 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, continues its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
With over 2 million service hours recorded in the past three years, members regularly contribute more than 500,000 documented service hours in their respective communities annually. The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated, has made more than $24 million dollars in charitable contributions since its founding. Working closely with its sponsors and supporters, The Links, Incorporated are ‘Linked in Friendship – Connected in Service’. For more information, visit www.linksinc.org.