The South Suburban Chicago (IL) Chapter of Links, Incorporated was chartered on June 6, 1976 by distinguished women who wanted to make a difference within their community. The women of the South Suburban Chicago Chapter of Links, Inc. celebrate more than 40 years of service with over 50 active members, supporting Alumni, Connecting Links and Heir-o-Links. The chapter also boasts the honor of having as its member, former Fourteenth National President of Links, Incorporated, Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee.
The Links, Incorporated is an international organization consisting of nearly 15,000 professional women of color committed to Leadership, Friendship and Service. Our 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom, have a mission of service, contributing more than 1 million documented hours of community service annually.
Founded in 1946, the organization has made its name synonymous with effective programming through our five facets: Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, Health and Human Services and The Arts. It is through our programs that we have impacted the lives of countless men, women and children all over the world.