The Links, Inc. is a national organization comprised of women who are linked in friendship, committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. Founded in 1946, it is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women. Membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 273 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and three foreign countries. The Links Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the organization, which provides grants to support their program areas.
Last month, 900 guests joined The Links of Greater New York to honor Susan L. Taylor, Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine and founder of the National Cares Mentoring Movement, and Joyce M. Roche, President of Girls, Inc., at their 59th annual Easter luncheon and fashion show at Chelsea Piers Pier Sixty.
Minta Spain, co-chair Evette Beckett-Tuggle, honoree Susan L. Taylor, and co-chair Sydney Avent
Taylor has partnered with The Links in an outreach effort to recruit mentors for African American children through the National Cares Mentoring Movement.
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