The Links, Incorporated is a volunteer service organization of concerned, committed, and talented women who, linked in friendship, enhance the quality of life in the larger community. The organization is concerned primarily with enriching sustaining and ensuring the identities, culture and economic survival of African-Americans and persons of African descent.
I am honored to serve a second term as President of The Links, Incorporated, Augusta (GA) Chapter. This chapter accomplished a lot of our goals during the 2019-2021 program year and was given the distinct honor of being named an “All Star Chapter” for the Southern Area in 2020 as a result of all of our hard work. I am honored that myself and Ms. M. Nanette Barnes are participating in the 2020-2022 distinguished Links Leadership Academy and we are using our knowledge to provide mentorship and leadership in our chapter.
Our chapter is working very hard in the Augusta Community with our Emerald Alerts program which focuses on mentoring and empowering single mothers and Project Impact which focuses on providing educational support and mentoring to African American females who are juniors and seniors in the CSRA. We live by the words “Friendship and Service” and will continue to serve as a leading organization to provide for the needs of the Augusta Community. May God Bless you and keep you “Linked in Love”.
Yolanda F. Copeland,
The first phase of the Emerald Alert project is that of providing assistance to single mothers, thus giving it the name Emerald Alert: Empowering Single Mothers. Click here to read about our year to date activities.
On November 9, 1946, Margaret Roselle Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott, two young Philadelphia visionaries, founded The Links, Incorporated. They invited seven of their friends to join them in organizing a new type of inter-city club. This organizing meeting of The Links was not a spontaneous action. In 1945, Margaret Roselle Hawkins had conceived the idea of a group of clubs composed of friends along the eastern seaboard and had spent many hours with Sarah Strickland Scott in thinking, planning and discussing the possibilities of such an endeavor.