On behalf of the Ladies of the Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of the Links, I welcome you to our website. It is my great pleasure to serve as President of this Chapter for the 2021-2023 program years.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation of professional women established in 1946. The Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter was established in 1974 by seventeen (17) like minded women; dynamic, influential, and movers and shakers who had a vision of making their community better through bonds of friendship and commitment to service.
Our chapter remains committed to delivering impactful, sustainable, and transformational community programs. Our programming initiatives are aligned with The Links, Incorporated five program facets which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. Our chapter, through its five facets, provides programming related to Human Trafficking; Women’s and Minority Health issues; STEM Programming; Art Appreciation and global reach initiatives through Jamaica and Haiti philanthropy.
Through the years, we have awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to high school achievers. We love our HBCU’s and the Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter has partnered with our local Historically Black College and University, Florida Memorial University to proudly serve as a support system to the students and faculty.
The last year has been like none other. However, the Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter has continued to serve the community, despite the pandemic. Through the work of our Health and Human Services Facet we will continue focusing our attention on educating the community regarding Covid-19, its safety recommendations, restrictions and addressing healthcare disparities in the African American community.
Thank you for your interest in the Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter and we invite you to browse the website and it is my hope that you will find it to be informative as to the many programs, events and activities that we sponsor in Fort Lauderdale and our surrounding communities.
Yours in friendship and service,
Sylvia Sloane Jones
Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter
The Links, Incorporated