Embracing Our Legacy, Fulfilling Our Promise!


Message from the President

2015 to 2017 Chapter President


The Orlando (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has served the Central Florida community for greater than 64 years. The chapter enjoys a strong tradition of friendship and service, focusing its efforts around the national organization’s five facets which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, Health and Human Services and International Trends and Services. Among our premier programs are “A Celebration of the Arts”, “Eatin’ Good in the Neighborhood” and our signature fundraiser “How Sweet the Sound”. Each, a stellar example of service aligned with the mission of The Links, Incorporated.    READ MORE


Orlando Chapter History

SA_Links_Green_Orlando_smDuring a visit to San Francisco, California where a Links chapter was in the process of being organized, Leola Nixon, a resident of Orlando, Florida, became inspired and had a serious desire to organize such a chapter at home.  Leola was much impressed with the purpose of The Links, Incorporated and the fact that its ultimate aim was to improve the quality of life of people in our communities. Upon her return to Orlando, she began talking with several friends, most of whom were public school teachers and administrators, and was able to initiate spontaneous interest in the formation of a Links chapter.  LEARN MORE

Orlando Chapter Program Facets

“Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century by facilitating programs to enrich the quality of life for persons of African Ancestry”

Health & Human Services

The Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human Services facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in our communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African-Americans.  LEARN MORE

The Arts

The Links support of The Arts can be traced to our cultured co-founder Margaret Roselle Hawkins. Her innate artistic talent, discovered at a young age, earned her a four-year scholarship to the Women’s School of Design, later known as the Moore Institute of Art.  LEARN MORE

National Trends and Services

The vision of the National Trends and Services facet is to eliminate disparities by reducing barriers to services through advocacy, education, and service.  LEARN MORE


International Trends & Services

Our mission is to service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world.  LEARN MORE


Linked in Creativity

Linked in Creativity is a unique program designed to stimulate student interest and achievement in science and math utilizing the performing arts as a platform.  LEARN MORE


Services to Youth

The Links, Incorporated’s Services to Youth facet is an integrated approach to preparing young people to succeed in the 21st century workforce.  LEARN MORE


The Orlando Chapter of the Links Incorporated is committed to service in the community 


Orlando Chapter of the Links, Incorporated
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