The members of The New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated welcome you to our website. We are a volunteer service organization committed to providing life-changing community service throughout the Metro 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.

The Links, Incorporated, founded in 1946, is a women’s volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African-American ancestry. An international organization linked by nearly 15,000 women in 285 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, The Links, Incorporated continues its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives.

Thank you for exploring our virtual home as you learn more about our chapter and our national organization, The Links, Incorporated.

Vonda Flentroy-Rice,
President of The New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated


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.

Transformational Programming

The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include 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.

Services to Youth

The Arts

National Trends and Services

Service to Youth

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

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

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

International Trends and Services

Health and Human Services

International Trends

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

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

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