Middlesex County Chapter Initiatives
The Middlesex County Chapter of Links, Inc. has two ideal community partners for its 'Sisters Linked to Scholars' program, which aims to disrupt the cycle for drop outs targeting teenagers and youth in the Metropolitan Boston. With our community partners Link members guide the students through the college process, ensuring that they are prepared, educated, and eager for college. Link members even stay in contact with the students all the way through college graduation, providing support and encouragement throughout their education.
Through strategic partnerships with community organizations we have increased our reach to actively promote health, emotional well-being, the arts and academic achievement as a path toward economic growth and stability. Through our programming, we target disadvantaged students, youth and teenagers with a special interest in Black Boys - to increase the probability of successful outcomes.
In partnership with We Belong, a non-profit program developed by the Boston Police department to help at-risk Boston teens gain key leadership skills;. We sponsor our students to travel to the HBCU Campus Tour and provide exposure to campus lifestyle to ensure success and get our students to graduation.
Throughout the nation today, Links Chapters partner with museums, symphonies, arts councils, educational institutes and corporations in order to support art programs, especially where there is a focus on artists of color.
The goal of the 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.
INTERNATIONAL TRENDS & SERVICES
The mission 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.