The Fort Bend County (TX) Chapter launched its signature umbrella program in 2019, inviting families to join the academy. The Emerald Academy is a holistic program that provides financial, academic, career readiness, parenting skills, and health & wellness training and education to families in Fort Bend County.
The Services to Youth Facet is an integrated approach to preparing young people to succeed in the 21st century workforce by providing a range of innovative, substantive and sustainable Pre-K through College programming which contributes proven results to key educational or social/community issues.)
Our chapter sponsors a middle school, all-girls chapter of NSBE Jr. Over 30 young ladies are immersed in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) program each school year.
The primary goals of the Services to Youth Facet are to:
The Arts Facet was established to educate minority youth and adults in the arts and to present and support performances by youth and accomplished professional artists in a diversity of disciplines.
Throughout the nation today, Links chapters’ partner with museums, symphonies, arts councils, educational institutes and corporations to support art programs, especially where there is a focus on artist of color.
The goal of The Arts facet is to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of youth and adults for the fine arts, provide education to the community on the contributions of local & nationally known artists of color and create exposure to the various art forms through first-hand experience.
The goal of the National Trends and Services Facet is to address issues that affect our communities across the country and at a disproportionate rate. This includes such issues as bullying, Black Lives Matter, voting disparities and financial literacy. The facet hopes to eliminate such disparities and reduce barriers through advocacy, education, service and by empowering the membership to effectively empower the various communities served.
The goal of the International Trends and Services Facet is to expand the global platform for programs designed and developed to service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world. All programmatic components of the facet are delivered through measurable and sustainable service delivery methods that reach women and their families.
The International Trends and Services Facet provides opportunities for tangible service in other countries. Our "boots on the ground" approach provides for more personalized methods for assisting and improving the lives of women, children and men worldwide through long-term programs committed to empowerment and public policy leadership in advocating for social justice.
The Health and Human Services Facet was established 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.
The goal of Health and Human Services Facet is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. Community education about health risks is crucial and The Links, Incorporated plays a significant role in providing it.