Welcome to The Colorado Springs (CO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. The Links, Incorporated founded in 1946 is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The membership consists of nearly 14,000 professional women of color in 285 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
On May 2, 2015 thirty-two (32) dynamic women chartered The Colorado Springs (CO) Chapter. The State of Colorado has two (2) chapters, Denver celebrating sixty-five (65) years and Colorado Springs celebrating two (2) years.
Our chapter is proud to partner with Harrison School District Two and provide quality programs to the Colorado Springs community through our signature program “Pearls of Wisdom“ at Panorama Middle School. Our initiatives are aligned with the organizations five (5) facets which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services.
The Links, Incorporated is built on the tenants of Service and Friendship and our organization contributes more than 1 million hours of community service annually.
We invite you to browse our website, follow us on social media, and look for opportunities to participate in our community events this year.
Deborah L. Hendrix
Starting a Link's Chapter in Colorado Springs, CO was a dream that began with Edna C. Daniels, our organizer. On Mothers Day, May 15, 2013 she had a conversation with her friend, Ms. Danielle Summerville. As it turns out, Ms. Summerville had recently spoken with Ms. Regina Baker, a member of The Links, Incorporated, about her desire to be a part of this organization. Upon learning of this desire, Ms. Baker suggested that Ms. Summerville speak with Ms. Daniels. When Ms. Daniels and Ms. Summerville spoke, they quickly realized that they shared a common goal. This conversation compelled Ms. Daniels to reach out to her long-time friend, Ms. Constance Fitzpatrick Smith who was now the Western Area Director of The Links, Incorporated.
After Ms. Daniel's conversation with the Western Area Director, knowing that tenacity, commitment and excellence would be key to chartering a chapter; she enlisted the support of two dynamic and visionary women in the community. She asked Ms. Summerville and Ms. Rhonda L. Arrington - who also happened to be friends - to work closely with her to help make this dream a reality. Together, these three women, under the leadership of Ms. Sandra Dorsey Malone, Chapter Establishment Chair, and Ms. Sherry L. Jackson, Denver (CO) Chapter, worked diligently for over a six-month period to generate interest in forming a chapter in the community. They hosted several information sessions and through these meetings were able to attract ladies who also have an abiding passion for and steadfast focus on civic engagement and community service! The dream of one had become the dream of many!