Facets and Programs
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. The organization works from established five key facets which include National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. The five facets are implemented through strategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns.
Baltimore (MD) Links’ Programs
GEM2 Mentoring Program
The GEM2 Mentoring Program works to enrich the lives of African-American, female college students attending HBSCUs who grew up in under-served communities or are living in Baltimore City trying to get on the college track.
GRASP (Graduation, Retention and Support Program) Fund
The Baltimore (MD) Chapter of The Links, Inc. has teamed up with HBCUs to establish The Baltimore Chapter of the Links GRASP (Graduation, Retention and Support Program) Fund. GRASP aids students in emergency financial need, giving priority to seniors who meet all academic and other University requirements so that they can graduate.
College Scholarship Program
The Baltimore (MD) Chapter of The Links, Inc. provides three (3) annual scholarships to college students in the amount of $3,000.00 each to support the successful completion of their education.
National Trends and Services Programs and Committees
With the committed support of national partners and sponsors…
(1) Trash Talking: It’s No Joke! (2) AARP Links Academy (3) Wallet Wise Program (4) Habitat for Humanity (5) Legislative Issues (6) Public Affairs and Disaster Relief Committee (7) and Women’s Issues and Economic Empowerment Committee.
National Links’ Programs
Services to Youth STY – implement programs that are responsive to the academic, cultural, health, social awareness, career development, and mentoring needs of youth.
The Arts – creating and supporting opportunities for educating minority youth in the arts and presenting and supporting performances by youth and accomplished professional artists in a diversity of disciplines.
National Trends and Services NTS – eliminate disparities by reducing barriers to services through advocacy, education, and service.
International Trends and Services ITS – service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world.
Health and Human Services HHS – promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources.