National Trends & Services

The National Trends and Services facet addresses the social inequities that persist in black communities throughout the United States. The Links, Incorporated is committed to raising awareness on economic, health, social justice, and other barriers that affect our quality of life. Our goal is to eliminate disparities in these areas for the betterment of our communities by reducing barriers to resources through advocacy, education, and service. Our chapters are empowered to raise their voices and transform the communities in which they work.

The Bold City Chapter partners with AARP to provide tools and resources to support African-American women who are either preparing for life as they age or are currently dealing with the aging process. The program includes components for preventative measures during each specific life stage and provides health, wellness and financial support and services to the 50+ community.

Key 2019-2020 Programs

Date: March 7, 2020

Event: “Taking Charge of Your Future” Seminar

Impact: For the third consecutive year, The Bold City (FL) Chapter, in partnership with AARP, sponsored a one-day seminar entitled “Taking Charge of Your Future”. Four workshops, along with vendors and a luncheon speaker, filled the day with information to engage, educate and empower women to "Take Charge of Your Future." The overall goal of the program was to increase participant’s knowledge and awareness of the importance of good nutrition, financial planning, and healthy hair. Attendance for the program has grown exponentially each year from 70 to 89 to over 96 attendees respectively.

Legislative Issues and Public Affairs

The Links, Incorporated takes a two-pronged approach toward civic engagement, addressing societal inequities from the inside out and the outside in.

Date: October 24, 2019

Event: Civic Rights & Voter Engagement Forum

Impact: Discussions focused on transforming our communities through “Our Voices, Our Vote and Our Power.”

Links Day at the Capitol

Held annually during our seven states’ respective legislative sessions, the Southern Area Links chapters and members participate in Links Day at the Capitol. The goal is to enact long-term change for the betterment of our communities.

Date: January 23-24, 2020

Event: Links Day at the Capital (Tallahassee, FL)

Impact: Chapter members had the opportunity to meet with legislators to help influence political decisions relative to issues having the greatest impacts in our communities.