The Links, Inc. was founded in 1946 by two civic minded visionaries:Margaret Hawkinsand Sarah Scott of Philadelphia, PA. Founded on the principles of friendship and service, they invited seven of their friends to join them in organizing a new kind of inter-city club. Over the years, the organization has provided critical support and programming across the cultural, educational, and socio-economic landscape of the African American community.

Today, the Links, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier volunteer service organizations, with over 271 chapters in 41 states and abroad. The membership is comprised of leaders and trailblazers in the fields of medicine, law, science & technology, education, business, and entrepreneurship. The Links, Inc. continues its long-standing commitment to advancing the causes of African American people one chapter, one project, and one community at a time.