On behalf of the members of the Knoxville (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, I welcome you to our website. The Links, Incorporated is one of the oldest and largest not-for-profit volunteer service organizations in the nation. Established in 1946, our organization is comprised of 16,000 professional women of color in 292 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. 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.
Since 1970, the Knoxville (TN) Chapter has been working to enhance and enrich the lives of the underserved and underprivileged in the Knoxville community. We are extremely proud of 50 years of dedicated service to our local, national and international communities. As a chapter, we are committed to leading with excellence and serving with grace. Our core values are friendship, integrity, honesty, service, commitment, family relationships, courage, respect for self and others, legacy, confidentiality, responsibility, and accountability.
In addition to our activities which cultivate friendship among our members, we serve our community by focusing on the five program facets of The Links, Incorporated—Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. Our programs are implemented through strategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns.
Thank you for visiting with us. I invite you to view the pages of our website and to come back often to learn more about projects and the impact our service is having on the community through our various programmatic initiatives.
–President Jan E. Brown