Dear Friends and Supporters,
Welcome to the South Suburban Chicago (IL) Chapter (SSCC) of The Links, Incorporated. Learn on our website about chapter Programming, Partnerships and Special Events. Sustain our efforts to transform our community by making a donation in support of chapter programming and the Annual Scholarship Fund.
On November 9, 1946, friends Margaret Roselle Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott, founded the women’s service organization The Links, Incorporated. Within 30 years, chapters developed across this nation. Nine of those chapters support communities in the Chicagoland area, including SSCC with a focus in the south suburban community.
Founded June 6, 1976, the South Suburban Chicago Chapter is comprised of 53 dedicated leaders who joined the organization for the purpose of Service and Friendship for over 40 years. The chapter is honored to be the home chapter of the 14th National President, Gwendolyn B. Lee.
The chapter serves and thrives under the umbrella of Five Program Facets:
Through the Facets, the chapter plans and develops transformational programs that provide a measurable impact on the community. Our chapter theme, “Serving the Needs by Sustaining Excellence” supports our national theme “Transforming Communities, Fulfilling Our Purpose”.
Thank you for exploring this website and learning more about the South Suburban Chicago (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Also be sure to visit the national website of The Links, Incorporated to learn about national and international initiatives.
As president and humble servant, I anticipate greeting you at a SSCC Links event.
Mallory Sutton, President
South Suburban Chicago (IL) Chapter
To identify the needs of adults and children in various communities of the southern suburbs of Chicago and to best serve and address these needs by providing appropriate financial and educational support with social and civic awareness.
About The Links, Incorporated
The International and Nonprofit organization of The Links, Incorporated, established in 1946, consists of nearly 15,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 states, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom. Collectively, this organization of dedicated leaders and stewards of service completes over 1 million validated Service Hours to various communities annually. It 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.
Learn more on the national organization website.