The Links, Incorporated | The Links Incorporated, Augusta (GA) Chapter Facets
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations.
The Links, Augusta, Georgia, linked in friendship, volunteer, volunteer service organization, not-for-profit corporation, African-Americans
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Facets

International Trends and
Services Facet

The foremost goal of the International Trends and Services facet is to provide opportunities for tangible service in other countries.  Our “boots on the ground” approach provides for more personalized methods for assisting and improving the lives of women, children and men worldwide through long term programs committed to empowerment and public policy leadership in advocating for social justice.

The Augusta (GA) Past Programs:

  • Christmas around the world to students at Lamar Milledge Elementary School
  • Provided flip flop shoes to children in Africa designed by students at Lamar Milledge Elementary School.
  • Provided books to students in Jamaica.

 

The current goals include:

  • Provide UN Tours for High School students
  • Financially support the Safe House Initiative in Nassau, Bahamas for women in crises and victims of domestic violence and their children.

Arts Facet

The goal of The Arts Facet is to produce and support programs to enrich the quality of life of our Youth and communities through educational and engaging art experiences while transforming communities, fulfilling our purpose.  Our programming includes arts integration within our chapters and partnerships with like-minded organizations, sowing the seed of creativity deeper in our community.

The Augusta (GA) Chapter has implemented Arts projects with the following groups:

  • Augusta Mini Theatre
  • The Augusta Ballet
  • Creative Impressions
  • The Boys and Girls Club
  • The Jesse Norman School of the Arts
  • Lamar-Milledge Elementary School
  • Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School
  • Arts in the Heart of Augusta

 

The current goals include:

  • Print Commissioning
  • A journey through the Art of Quilting
  • Supporting students to study abroad

Health and Human Services Facet

The Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human Services facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry.

The Augusta (GA) Chapter Past programs:

  • Educating the community of the importance of Dental Health
  • Partnered with the Augusta Heart Health Symposium
  • Participated and financially supported in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

The current goals include:

  • Supporting a Mammogram van to stop in a community

Services to Youth Facet

The Links, Incorporated created its first program facet, Services to Youth, to equip black youth to use their intellect and spirit of achievement to become successful and productive citizens.  

The Augusta (GA) Chapter current goals include:

  • Project Impact for High School girls
  • Links NSBE Jr. Chapter
  • Girls who Code Initiative

National Trends and Services Facet

The vision of the National Trends and Services facet is to eliminate disparities by reducing barriers to services through advocacy, education, and service. Currently National Trends and Services encompasses programs and committees with National Partners and sponsors, each committed to the overall vision and mission of the facet.  These programs serve as a catalyst for change promoting individual and community empowerment. 

The Augusta (GA) Chapter Past programs:

  • Voting and Election Process
  • Bullying
  • Cupcakes and Conversations: Women’s History Month Careers
  • Provided a Home for a Homeless Veteran

Healthy Homestead Implementation:

  • Home buyers: Savings, Credit, Mortgages
  • Heirs’ Property: Estate Planning, Clear Title
  • Legislative Issues: 2020 Census, Importance for being counted, Money for Communities

Chapter Program Project:
Emerald Alert

Emerald Alert is the signature program of The Augusta (GA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.  It is designed to capture and develop a program of action in areas that impact the community and the nation.  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.  This phase of Emerald Alert: Empowering Single Mothers is set to embrace at least a three-year span and will provide training to single mothers in the areas of: education, health awareness, job skills, technology, parenting, personal development, finance and relationships.  The mission is that of providing resources and training to single mothers so that they will experience a quality of life that is more productive and healthy.  Through this transformation, these mothers will be in better positions to help make positive changes in the lives of others.