Renee Smith, Esq.

President

Welcome to our website which represents the members of the Delaware Valley (PA) Chapter and the many programs and events that reflect our chapter’s dedication to service and friendship. By viewing our website, I hope that you get to know our chapter members better, how we reflect our organization’s values and how we contribute to our local and greater communities.

In 1946, Margaret Roselle Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott called together seven friends in hopes of forming a service-oriented organization that would promote civic, educational and cultural concerns of the communities it served. We are a chapter full of dynamic Black women with professional roles in the fields of education, medicine, psychology, and law as well as holding many civic responsibilities. As reflected by the values of The Links, Incorporated, our chapter embodies service to others in all of our programming. Take a moment to view our programs page to see how our chapter executes the Links mission of service through programming that focuses on national and international trends, the arts, physical and emotional health, youth and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s).

The Delaware Valley (PA) Chapter strives to continue to exemplify the tenets of service and friendship through our programs and events. Please continue to visit our website to see what programs we will offer next and how we maintain our commitment to impacting the world.

Sincerely,

Renee Smith, Esq., President
Delaware Valley (PA) Chapter
The Links, Incorporated

National Poster Competition

Deadline; March 18, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

The Links Poster Art Competition is a national, online competition that awards young student artists who most successfully depict the competition theme(s). The 2023-2024 Links Poster Art categories of competition and themes are:

  • Grades 1 – 9:
    • My community’s health and wellness begins with my family and me!
  • Grades 10 – 12:
    • Link Up the Vote! (Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization)
    • Police Reform (The Links Police Engagement And Community Education (PEACE) Program)
    • Principles of the Black Lives Matters Movement
    • Prevention of Human Trafficking
    • Environmental Justice (EJ)

Young Master Writers and Artists Competition

Deadline: April 2, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

The Young Master Writers and Artists Competition seeks entries of original and unpublished works in the genres of poetry, prose, music, dance and drama/spoken word which align with one or more of the following initiatives:

  • Link Up the Vote! (Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization)
  • Police Reform (The Links Police Engagement And Community Education (PEACE) Program)
  • Principles of the Black Lives Matters Movement
  • Prevention of Human Trafficking
  • Environmental Justice (EJ)

Students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to participate in the competition.

Programs

Services To Youth

The Services to Youth facet uses an integrated approach to prepare young people to succeed as healthy citizens in the global workforce and to promote healthy lifestyles within families and communities.

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The Arts

The Links, Inc. creates and supports art-related educational opportunities for minority youth as well as presents and supports performances by youth and accomplished professional artists in an array of disciplines.

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Health And Human Services

The Links, Inc. established the Health and Human Services facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry.

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National Trends and Services

The National Trends and Services facet is tasked with eliminating disparities 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.

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International Trends and Services

The International Trends and Services facet provides services and delivers programs to people of African ancestry globally so that they may have a better quality of life. Programs are designed and developed to service the educational, health, and cultural needs of our global community.

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2024 Scholarship Information and Application

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FEBRUARY 23, 2024

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On November 10, 2023, the Delaware Valley (PA) Chapter was recognized at a special reception and donor plaque unveiling for The Octavius V. Catto Memorial