Welcome to the Central Area of The Links, Incorporated

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 15 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.


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 14,000 members in 281 chapters located in 41 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

 Central Area Awards

1. South Suburban Chicago (IL) 
Legacy Award  
2. Windy City (IL) 
1st Place 
International Trends & Services 
3. Twin Rivers (OH)  
Legacy Award 
 International Trends & Services 
4. Kent Area (OH) 
2nd Place 
Health & Human Services 
5. River City (TN) 
2nd Place  
National Trends and Services  
6. South Suburban Chicago (IL)  
3rd Place
 National Trends & Services  
7. Shelby County (TN)  
Legacy Award
 National Trends & Services  
8. South Suburban Chicago (IL) 
Legacy Award 
Services To Youth 
9. Detroit (MI)
Legacy Award
10. River City (TN)
2nd Place
Chapter Exhibits  
11. Memphis(TN)
3rd Place
Chapter Exhibits
12. Western Reserve (OH)
4th Place
Best in Philanthropy



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Central Area’s
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Link Up! e-Magazine Spring 2016 Issue
Link Up! Spring 2016 Issue


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