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The Links, Incorporated is an organization of accomplished, dedicated women who are active in their community. Links are newsmakers, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work toward the realization of making the name “Links” not only a chain of friendship, but also a chain of purposeful service.

Lean Forward with Mentoring Program

In partnership with Florida Memorial University (FMU), we launched "Lean Forward with Mentoring", a program that matches student mentees with mentors. We develop and coordinate workshops, seminars and activities that encourage and promote a successful mentor/mentee relationship. Activities include Art/Cultural Appreciation, what it means to be a global citizen and the importance of having a passport, financial literacy regarding budgeting, the importance of maintaing good credit, business etiquette, how to "Dress For Success", career awareness and civic engagement. All of our Program Facets are engaged in the activities. View the Lean Forward with Mentoring video below.

The Miami Cluster Childhood Obesity Project, "Awareness and Advocay For Our Children"

The Miami Cluster Childhood Obesity Project consists of the Dade County (FL), Greater Miami (FL) and Miami-Biscayne (FL) Chapters. As a result of a successful proposal to The Links Foundation, Inc., the Florida Childhood Obesity initiative was partially funded for this project.

The project is designed to impact 5,000 households and families in the city of Opa-Locka and surrounding municipalities. By promoting a community-wide Childhood Obesity Prevention Awareness Public Relations Campaign, sponsoring a Childhood Obesity Prevention Student Summit targeting Nathan B. Young Elementary School and hosting a Town Hall Meeting, we will make a significant impact in the South Florida Community. Additional support will be provided by local businesses and governmental agencies.

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Press Releases

Oct 30, 2013
Dade County (FL) Chapter and Florida Memorial University (FMU) kickoff year three of Lean Forward with Mentoring. Read more (PDF)

Apr 30, 2012
Dade County (FL) Chapter installs 2012-2014 Leadership Team and honors Alumna Members. Read more (PDF)

Feb 28, 2012
Local chapters join together to combat childhood obesity. Read more (PDF)

Sep 19, 2011
Dade County (FL) Chapter presents $10,000 scholarship check to Florida Memorial University. Read more (PDF)

Jan 31, 2011
Dade County (FL) Chapter partners with HIS HOUSE Children's Home to address childhood obesity prevention. Read more (PDF)

Aug 26, 2010
Prestige Magazine recognizes Barbara Edwards, President of the Dade County (FL) Chapter, as one of South Florida’s 25 Most Distinguished and Influential Black Women. Read more (PDF)