The Links, Incorporated | Emerald Alert Information for Website
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.
The Links, Incorporated, Augusta, Georgia, linked in friendship, volunteer
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Emerald Alert Information for Website

Emerald Alert:  Empowering Single Mothers

2021 Activities

Emerald Alert exposes single women to an array of experiences and opportunities aimed at empowering them to manage their lives in ways to make them more self sufficient, more confident, more inspired, and more determined.  To accomplish this, activities have included workshops, presentations, webinars, and trainings in financial literacy, health awareness (including physical, mental and emotional, social, and spiritual), goal setting, parental involvement, and self-care. Emeralds have also been involved in team work for the planning of a mini conference.  The committee has utilized community resources and professionals,  including health care professionals,  financial groups, law enforcement officials, educators, and entrepreneurs. In addition, the Emerald Alert committee has included art awareness as part of the empowering focus for the Emeralds.


(January 2021 began a year-long focus on health awareness).


January, 2021 (Lifestyle Changes for Better Health)

February, 2021 (Importance and Benefits of Regular Exercise

March, 2021 (How Stress Impacts Health)

April, 2021 (Risk Factors for Colon Cancer)

May, 2021 (BMI, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Glucose—Know Your Numbers)

June, 2021 (Dental Health)

July, 2021 (Diabetes and Its Effects on the Body)

August, 2021 (Socialization and Its Impact on Health Living)

September, 2021 (Breast Cancer Risks)

October, 2021 (Relationship Building)

November, 2021 (Autoimmune Disease Awareness)

October-November, 2021

Emeralds completed an eight-week financial literacy course, How Money Works Master Classes


Sessions included: 

  • Basic Foundations of Building Wealth
  • Cash Flow
  • Debt Management
  • Emergency Funds
  • Proper Protection
  • Building Wealth
  • Preserving Wealth
  • Financial Needs Analysis
Emeralds of the Month:

Emeralds’ Jazz Brunch/Concert (December 4, 2021)

The Emeralds were paid tribute to a a virtual  Emeralds’ Jazz Brunch/Concert on December 4, 2021, featuring Violinist JaVonne Jones and Song Artist Tony Aaron Hambrick.

January—Elizabeth Grant

February—Tiease Wells

March—Tatanisha Tucker

April—Brittany Gist

May—Mary Foston

June—Juliet Hampton

July—Catherine Jones

August—Veronica Bogans

Welcome New Emeralds!
  • Lakeisha Bussey
  • T’Keyah Pitts
  • Sherita Holloway
  • Raven Cunningham
  • DeAngela Fuller
  • Ja’Coya Bennett
  • April Hawes
GEM Recipients 

(Emeralds who exemplified inspiration, presence, and commitment)

Juliet Hampton

Lakeisha Bussey

Mom, Lakeisha Bussey is participating in a heath awareness exercise activity with her children.

Dorothy Gandy, Chair of the Emerald Alert Committee