Celebrating Our New Members
Lt. Governor to Address the State of Black NJ
WELCOMING OUR SISTERS! What a beautiful New Member Luncheon at The Grill ... as we “officially” welcomed the 2020 & 2021 members of our beloved Chapter. Learn more on our Spotlight Page.
Scholarship Application Open
Calling all high school students in Bergen County! We are again offering scholarships to those matriculating to institution of higher learning. Here's the link to our application, or head to our scholarship page to learn more about this opportunity.
Chapter Promotes Awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease
The Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated has received a Black K.A.R.E. Initiative sub-grant to help raise awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Black communities. Learn more about the initiative here and find out how you can reduce the risk of kidney failure and improve outcomes for people living with the condition.
Watch Our Video from "The Night of Dance".
Packathon For Haiti
New Jersey Cluster Celebrates
Chapter members joined other local volunteers and groups to pack over 130,000 meals (rice, pinto beans, dehydrated vegetables, and vitamin powder) for school children in Haiti. Watch the video above to see how this community-wide effort came together.
Stroll for the Vote
In 1946, Co-Founders Margaret Rosell Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott invited seven of their friends to form the Philadelphia Club. The aim: “to do some good to help less fortunate citizens, raise the cultural level of our race, and to enjoy the social company of our friends,” Hawkins said. Hosted by the Morris County (NJ) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, members from all over the Garden State came together to greet each other and welcome our National and regional officers as we commemorated our rich history of friends transforming communities through service.
Joining the AKA's and other local Black organizations to "Stroll for the Vote!" The crowd was energized by Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter.
Chapter Sponsors 2 Films at the 2022 Teaneck International Film Festival
The Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated sponsored two films at the acclaimed Teaneck International Film Festival. The evening began with the viewing of "The Invitation", a short documentary chronicling the 75 year history of The Links, Incorporated. Many local chapter members were seen in the film. The second film featured the life and legacy of Honorary Link Marian Anderson. "Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands" explored the career and art of the famed African American contralto and civil rights pioneer. A spirited talkback followed the showing of the film and featured Director Rita Coburn (Marian Anderson) and the Bergen County (NJ) Chapter's first President Theodora Smiley Lacey and current President Tammy King. Allison Davis served as moderator.
The Links, Incorporated Celebrate 75 Years with "The Invitation"
In 1946, when Philadelphia educators Margaret Rosell Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott co founded the Links, Inc. — their vision for an intercity volunteer service organization for professional women of African descent — they did so with the help of just seven friends. Today, the Links has grown to more than 16,000 members (including Vice President Kamala Harris) in 299 chapters across the country, the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom, who log more than one million hours a year in service to their communities and to ensure the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and others of African ancestry. Watch the trailer below for "The Invitation", the highly touted documentary on the history of The Links, Incorporated. The Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated was founded in 1974.
Poster Art Contest
Walk the Virtual Halls of Our Exhibit
Created in 1995, the Links, Incorporated National Poster Art Contest asks students to reflect and artistically express their work according to a specific theme. This year, the theme was "The Art of Social Justice to Transform Communities”. Led by Arts Facet Chair Link Theodora Lacey and Co-Chair Link Mia Gillespie, students were asked to create posters influenced by issues such as racial justice, equal rights, and law enforcement accountability. Please "walk the virtual halls" of our exhibition and see some of the amazing work of these incredible young artists. Click Below for the Exhibition.
Maredia Dionne Warren
Kai Brown Smith
Christine Fowler Phillips
Teresa Oakley Smallwood
Welcome to our website!
As the President of the Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of the Links Incorporated, I’m delighted that you’ve come to this space to learn more about our active chapter and the incredible women who are "Linked in Friendship and Connected in Service".
What a challenging two years, we've had but thankfully, we were able to keep step with virtual meetings and programs that have informed, educated and enriched our communities. 2023 promises to be far less challenging as we are finally able to meet in person! We have our sleeves rolled up and are ready to do the work we are called to do!
From our engaging programs to our involvement in the Teaneck International Film Festival ... to those we help during the darkest of days, our rich history in Bergen County is known throughout the community and beyond. We will continue those efforts and we will look for additional ways we can serve.
All the best,
President, Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
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Unfortunately, the Lt. Governor had a family emergency and has had to cancel our March 5th event. We will let you know if we will be able to reschedule.