The Links, Incorporated is actively engaged throughout the country, providing both guidance and hands-on service to critically deserving individuals.Through strong collaboration with partners, sponsors and supporters, The Links, Incorporated develops and implements transformational programming impacting lives in communities of color. The key programming initiatives of The Links, Incorporated are organized into facets: Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services.

Services to Youth

The Links, Incorporated focuses 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 transformational programs are responsive to the academic, cultural, career development, and mentoring needs of youth.

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The Arts

The Links, Incorporated has a strong and rich record of support for the performing and visual arts, especially the presentation and support of artists of color. We promote art education for minority youth and provide programming aimed at increasing and expanding art activity throughout black communities.

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National Trends and Services

The vision of the National Trends and Services facet is to eliminate economic, health, and social justice disparities for underserved communities by reducing barriers to services through advocacy, education, and service. Our mission is to empower the membership to effectively empower the communities we serve.

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International Trends and Services

The mission of the International Trends and Services facet is to provide services and programs to people of African ancestry globally so that they may have a better quality of life. Programs are designed and developed to service the educational, health, and cultural needs of our global community.

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Health and Human Services

The Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human Services facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in our communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of AfricanAmericans. The goal of this facet is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health.

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Austin (TX) Chapter Umbrella Programs

The Austin Chapter of The Links, Incorporated leverages the focus of each of its five program facets by integrating them into two high impact Umbrella Programs – eSTEAMed Youth Program and LIMBS Program. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Program is infused with the Arts for the formation of the eSTEAMed Youth Program. This program concentrates on the expansion of students’ engagement and enthusiasm in STEM education and appreciation for art education. The Links Improving Minds, Bodies, and Souls (LIMBS) Program broadens the focus of the Umbrella Program to address the all-inclusive needs of students. The program embraces student engagement, organization and time management, health and wellness, and motivation to serve as a pathway to academic achievement.