The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 12,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 42 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.
As the result of a long existent interest in The Links, Incorporated, a group of women formally organized in 1968 to explore the possibilities of starting a chapter in Knoxville. In October 1969, The Nashville (TN) Chapter graciously agreed to serve as the sponsor, and the petition to organize a chapter was approved in June 25, 1970. The Knoxville (TN) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated was established November 14, 1970 with the induction of seventeen charter members.
The Links, Incorporated programs provide enrichment experiences in five specific programmatic areas focusing on The Arts, Services To Youth, National and International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. Projects are implemented through strategic public information and education, economic development, and public policy. For more information on our national organization, go to www.linksinc.org.
To be the premier volunteer service organization of women who are committed to enhancing and enriching the lives of the underprivileged and underserved in the Knoxville Community.
The mission of the Knoxville (TN) Chapter is to transform the lives of the underprivileged and underserved in the Knoxville Community through our facet programs: Health and Human Services, National Trends and Services, Services to Youth, The Arts, and International Trends and Services.