Welcome to The New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated’s website. Here, you will find a historical account of our Chapter and highlights and photos regarding meaningful Chapter programs and exciting events. We are happy to share valuable information about the Chapter’s arts and cultural awareness events, community service involvement, civic engagement, health awareness initiatives, youth education and scholarships, and international efforts and support.
We are a volunteer service organization committed to providing life-changing community service throughout the Metropolitan New Orleans area. In November 1957, our fourteen charter members laid the foundation for the dedication our Chapter has shown to the community, especially in our commitment to our programs in the Arts, Health and Human Services, International Trends and Services, National Trends and Services and Services to Youth Facets.
Our Chapter membership is proudly comprised of incredible women, with remarkable talents and skills, who invest their time and efforts to enhance the lives of others. Our individual and collective efforts, hard work, teamwork, tireless dedication, and support for one another personally, professionally, and in Linkdom exemplifies the mission of The New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated – REFLECTIVE OF OUR ROOTS, COMMITTED TO OUR LEGACY, ENHANCING OUR COMMUNITY.
New Orleans (LA) Chapter History
The New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, sponsored by the Houston Chapter, was chartered on November 20, 1957 and was the first chapter of The Links, Incorporated in the state of Louisiana. The chapter is a part of the Southern Area of The Links, Incorporated, which includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the Bahamas. The chapter sponsored the Baton Rouge Chapter in 1964. The original 14 charter members of The New Orleans (LA) Chapter shared the vision of the national organization and were committed to educational, civic, and intercultural activities. The dedicated women extended their outreach to national and international endeavors and developed programs that nurtured the visual and performing arts, along with other programs, to address the issues of the times.
The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated spans five facets, which facets are composed of: 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.