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© 2019. Suffolk (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.

Facets

The Links, Incorporated is an organization of accomplished, dedicated women who are active in your community. The Links members are newsmakers, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work toward the realization of making the name “Links” not only a chain of friendship, but also a chain of purposeful service.

National Trends & Services

This programmatic thrust has been to provide community programs that increase awareness of issues that affect the quality of life of African Americans. During this biennium, the National Trends and Services facet will address the significant economic and social inequalities that continue to persist amongst African Americans in the United States. These disparities significantly affect African Americans in the areas of education, income, health, employment, and other social indicators of wellbeing.

Chapter Higlights

Voter Registration Training, June-August, 2019; National Night Out, increase community involvement and decrease crime, August 6, 2019, Kings Fork High School, "Get Out the Vote" 2020.  Created workshops targeted toward the 13-19 year old teenagers. 

Service To Youth

This facet is focusing on providing a range of innovative, substantive and sustainable Pre-K-16 programming which contributes proven results to key educational or social/community issues. Our Mission is “Links seizing the opportunity to help our youth achieve.” One of the signature programs of this facet is PROJECT LEAD: HIGH EXPECTATIONS “Links Educate, Accommodate and Develop”. The target group will be middle school students (grades 4-8). The programs will show a positive impact on the children we serve.

Chapter Higlights

Partners in education for Booker T. Washington Elementary School; provided needed school supplies and materials, as well as financial assistance for educational field trips; served as judges for science fair projects, spelling bees, and young authors; read to students during Children’s Book Week and National Education Week.

International Trends & Services

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), and the Signature Program, “Education across the Miles” mission 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. The components of the Global Trilogy will execute a measurable delivery model created to reach women and their families through long-term programs committed to economic empowerment, education for youth, health initiatives and public policy leadership in advocating for social justice.

Chapter Higlights

Bahamian Initiative: Suffolk, Norfolk and Hampton Chapters of the Links, Incorporated collected and distributed coat,sweater,and winter clothes then created a Pop-Up boutique for the Bahamians Students displaced by Hurricane Dorian, October 21-25, 2019.  The Chapter continues to focus on artistic, civic, cultural and social growth, thereby arousing the attention of all people who live in the areas which the chapter serves.

Health & Human Services

This facet is aimed to promote health and provide education to eliminate health disparities which plague the ethnic and economically depressed communities.

Chapter Higlights

Relay For Life, May 2019; National Heart-Links Walk, September 28, 2019; Breast Cancer and Heart Healthy awareness, Mammogram Van, Suffolk, October 8, 2019; "The Gift of Life" Donor Sabbath Celebration, First Baptist Church, November 17; Colgate Dental Van visit to Booker T. Washington Elementary School, February 2020; Swim Like a Fish, Spring 2020.

The Arts

The major goals are to increase exposure to and promote the various art forms; enhance appreciation of the fine arts; highlight contributions of African American artists.

Chapter Higlights

The Signature Arts Program: Classics Through the Ages focuses on classical arts education in the performing arts, visual arts, film, literature, and theatre for youth of color through programming, hands-on learning, and mentoring. It speaks to the artistic development of promising young artists of color and utilizing their talents to promote art education.