The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 14,000 professional women of color in 280 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
 
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.

The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include National Trends and Services, The ArtsServices to Youth, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. The programs are implemented through strategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns.

Pontchartrain Chapter
The Pontchartrain Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was chartered on May 28, 1994 as the 254th chapter of The Links, Inc. and the third chapter in New Orleans, with 26 charter members. Click here for the complete chapter history.  Our membership includes the current Southern Area Director, Eneid A. Francis, and the National Treasurer, Carolyn E. Lewis. 

For over 20 years, the Pontchartrain Chapter has provided programs that transform our communities and the lives of those we serve. Click here for detailed descriptions of our programs and services.

The Southern Area
The Southern Area of The Links, Incorporated is comprised of seven states and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.  Members hail from the deep south states of Mississippi and Alabama; the French tradition and Creole culture of Louisiana; the coastal wonders of North and South Carolina; the southern charm of Georgia; the emerald coasts and sugar beaches of sunny Florida and the sun-drenched tropical beauty of the Bahamas.
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