Program Facets: Services

From the inception of the Links, Incorporated, the organization has addressed community services through its threefold purpose in the areas of education, civic and intercultural commitment using program facets. Five program facets define the focus for the energies of The Links: The Arts, Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. To achieve the objectives of the Links, Incorporated, The Erie County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated developed projects that form a linkage with the National Facets and continue to make great strides and accomplishments in this mold.

Please click on the green tabs below to view the respective service pages . . .

The Arts

Historically, The Links, Incorporated has been actively involved in encouraging appreciation of and support for cultural enrichment and the Arts. A part of the Links' mission is to help empower artists to be an integral part of global arts. The plan to continue development of appreciation and support of the arts among the members and to encourage the interest and involvement of youth remains one of the main thrusts of this facet.

National Trends & Services

The National Trends and Services facet is committed to promoting academic achievement, economic independence, political empowerment and healthy lifestyles to those individuals who need our support so they can become full participants in the growth of our communities and in our nation.

International Trends & Services

The International Trends and Services facet works to fulfill the objectives of The Links, Incorporated by developing a greater awareness of international issues and multicultural events through personal involvement, commitment and enrichment of international concerns. Our belief is that people must be involved in the improvement and quality of their lives to strengthen linkages within the global villages, establish communities within our extended families particularly on the African continent and throughout the world.

Services to Youth

This facet has been a major focus of the Links, Incorporated for 60 years. The mission has been to assist young people, especially those from unusual circumstances to realize their full potential as productive members of society. The threads of good citizenship run throughout the services provided to youth and include moral values, healthy living, community and civic development, cultural and aesthetic development and an appreciation of positive self-identity.

Health & Human Services

The mission 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.