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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.

For over 75 years, the vision of The Links, Incorporated has remained constant.  The women of The Links, Incorporated work to enrich communities and improve the quality of life of people of African descent through friendship and service.

Services to Youth

Services to Youth

The Links, Incorporated’s Services to Youth facet is an integrated approach to preparing young people to succeed in …

The Arts

The Arts

The Links support of the arts can be traced to our cultured co-founder Margaret Roselle Hawkins.

National Trends and Services

National Trends and Services

The focus of the National Trends and Services (NTS) facet is to design community programs that increase awareness …

International Trends and Services

International Trends and Services

The mission of the International Trends and Services facet is to expand the global platform for programs designed and …

Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services

The Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human Services facet in response to the chronic health …

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Partners and Sponsors

2023 Bey & Stay Raffle

Benefitting The New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated’s Scholarships, Community Programming and Civic Engagement.



The New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated invites you participate in its Annual Scholarship Fundraising event  – Swing into Spring 2022. 

During the months of March and April 2022, you can partner with us toward advancing educational opportunities for local high school and HBCU college students. 

Read More about the Chapter, our scholarship initiative and partnering opportunities. 

  • Let us partner with you on a Sip and Shop event. 
  • You can Donate to our Chapter. 
  • Buy Raffle Tickets to win a Peleton Bike

The culminating Raffle for the Peleton Bike will take place VIRTUALLY at 1:30 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2022 –  Live via Facebook.

Additionally, on April 23 The New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will award its scholarships to deserving students to assist them with higher education costs and advance our goal of promoting academic achievement required to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Business, Education, Creative Arts and other disciplines.

Proceeds to Benefit the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated, which support scholarships, community programming, and civic engagement activities.