The Lone Star (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was chartered on April 26, 2014. This chapter is comprised of women established to serve as a leading force for volunteerism, philanthropic giving, and resource sharing. Our mission is to serve and further enhance the civic, educational and cultural activities for disproportionately underserved groups in Williamson and Bell counties. We provide this service through programs such as the Life Mastery Program with the Success High School students in Round Rock ISD. The Life Mastery Program is a nine-month STEAM-based, structured curriculum for females designed to enhance student success, encourage the pursuit of higher learning, expand options for employment and employability, and establish a productive link between students, family, the educational institution, and neighborhood that fosters a stronger, upwardly sustainable community.
As a non-profit organization, our objective is to better the community in every initiative and to allow the children in our communities the opportunity to reach for the stars and to make their dreams of success a reality.
Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 15,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 42 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.
Our core values are friendship, integrity, honesty, service, commitment, family relationships, courage, respect for self and others, legacy, confidentiality, responsibility, and accountability. The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work toward a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Links members contribute more than 1 million documented hours of community service annually – strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation. The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs.
The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. The programs are implemented through strategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns.