THE LINKS, INCORPORATED is an international women's service organization, which addresses issues affecting persons of African-American heritage. Now with a membership of over 12,000 women and more than 270 chapters worldwide, including the District of Columbia, and Nassau in the Bahamas, the organization has been incorporated since 1951. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. It was founded by the late Margaret Roselle Hawkins and the late Sarah Strickland Scott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 9, 1946. Born in the aftermath of World War II, the organization has continually responded to its national environment and its high sense of purpose. For over six decades, The Links, Incorporated has been committed to education, cultural enrichment, health and wellness, and civic activities, striving to formulate a positive, productive, and culturally diverse society and to make the name Links synonymous with friendship and purposeful service. The organization renders service through four program facets: Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and The Arts. Through these facets, the organization is involved in efforts to address issues and concerns that impact the quality of life and render assistance globally to humankind—especially those in African and Caribbean countries. Throughout its history, The Links, Incorporated, has attracted distinguished and dedicated women who have achieved and made a difference in their communities. They are role models, mentors, activists, and volunteers who continue to work to enhance the quality of life in the larger community.
The Bergen County Links
On March 2, 1974, the Bergen County, NJ Chapter of The Links, Incorprated was chartered. Since the inception of our Chapter, we have endeavored to live up to the goals, objectives and true meaning of the Sisterhood of Linkdom. In this effort, we have been deeply grateful for the continued support of friends of the Bergen County, NJ Chapter of The LINKS, Incorporated.