Latest Causes – National

The fifth $1 million Legacy Grant will support the expansion of three St. Jude clinical efforts, including studies designed to increase knowledge of cognitive deficits in children with sickle cell disease, the development of a community health worker education program to counsel parents of infants with sickle cell disease in Nigeria, and an age-appropriate mobile app to help sickle cell patients develop adequate self-care and disease literacy.

Art Acquisition Project – Local

The Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, accepted the challenge of soliciting funds to make the Dr. Kathleen C. Wright sculpture become a reality.  It is now a reality which is a fitting tribute to Dr. Kathleen Cooper Wright who has the unique distinction of being the first Black to serve on the Broward County School Board and first Black female to serve on any school board in Florida. She was also a cherished member of The Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. The sculpture now proudly stands adjacent to the KC Wright Broward County School Board administrative offices in downtown Fort Lauderdale. 


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The Kathleen Cooper Wright Circulation Desk – Local

The Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated funded the Kathleen Cooper Wright Circulation Desk at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. 

 

Black Pioneers in Broward County: A Legacy Revealed – Local

The Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated published a historical perspective detailing the numerous contributions of African Americans in Broward County.