Services to Youth
In 1958, The Links, Incorporated created its first program fact, Services to Youth. The Services to Youth facet uses an integrated approach to respond to the academic, health, cultural, social-emotional awareness, career development and mentoring of youth from pre-K through college. Through the National HBCU initiative, The Links strives to promote and support historically black colleges and universities for ensured sustainability through awarding scholarships , hosting college fairs and recruitment events and mentoring of students.
The goal of The Arts facet is to increase and expand art activity throughout our communities. Established in 1966, the facet's programming allows us to create and support art-related educational opportunities for minority youth. In partnership with museums, symphonies, art councils, and professional artists, we are sowing the seed of deeper creativity.
National Trends and Services
The National Trends and Services facet is tasked with eliminating disparities by reducing barriers to resources through advocacy, education, and service. Established in 1964, National Trends and Services encompasses the programs with national partners and serves as a catalyst for change in addressing issues including voting rights, human trafficking, and financial literacy.
International Trends and Services
The International Trends and Services facet, established in 1978, provides services and delivers transformational programs to people of African ancestry globally so that they may have a better quality of life. A primary objective of our international work is to enrich the lives of women and their families. Programs are designed and developed to serve educational, health and cultural needs and to help people emerge from poverty.
Health and Human Services
In 2010, The Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human
Services facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of HHS is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, and health advocacy.