The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit organization, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 15,000 professional women of African descent in 288 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. Read more about the Links national programs and impact at: www.linksinc.org
The Dallas (TX) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated are women linked in friendship who have been at the helm of numerous vital community service programs in Dallas since November 1956. We are entering our 11th year with our STEAM Academy, an Umbrella program incorporating our five facets (Health and Human Services, International Trends and Services, National Trends and Services, Services to Youth and The Arts). The STEAM Academy is in alignment with the National STEM education and career readiness initiative. The purpose of the STEAM Academy is to cultivate self-confidence, communication, critical thinking, and leadership capabilities by engaging 7th to 12th grade female scholars of color in exciting activities that promote and support innovation creativity and problem-solving skills; increase STEAM awareness and career readiness; and empower them to complete a STEAM college education and compete in the global STEAM workforce. The opportunities we offer these scholars are experiences they might not otherwise receive in their current environment.