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Who We Are

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946 by founders Margaret Roselle Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott.  The membership consists of more than 17,000 professional women of color in 299 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. 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.


On May 5, 1973, organized by Annette Williams, The San Fernando Valley (CA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated was chartered by Western Area Director, the late Julia Smith.

The charter members included:

  • Lestrita Boardman

  • Enola Burrell

  • Angelica Calhoun

  • Kathy Williams Goldberg

  • Gloria Larkin 

  • Maryanne Llorens

  • Billie Newcomb

  • Leatrice Pride

  • Ruby Robertson

  • Nettie Washington

  • Annette Williams

Today, members of the San Fernando Valley (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated are dedicated to serving our community and beyond by promoting and engaging in educational, civic, and inter-cultural activities through five program facets: Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services

Who We Are

“Transforming Communities Through Service”

The San Fernando Valley (CA) Chapter of

The Links, Incorporated

Celebrating 50 years of Friendship and Service




Friends transforming communities through service.



We are dedicated to contributing many of documented hours of community service annually.


The San Fernando Valley (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated accepts scholarship applications to students interested in:

  • The Arts

  • Attending an HBCU

  • Exhibit High Academic Achievement

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