New Haven (CT) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Embracing Excellence in Service:

A Warm Welcome from President Toni Harp

It is with great joy and a deep sense of responsibility that I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you as I share and celebrate the impactful work of the New Haven Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. As Chapter President, I am honored and privileged to lead this distinguished group of women committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.

In the spirit of our organization’s rich legacy, our Chapter has been at the forefront of positive change, dedicating our efforts to enhance the well-being of the Black community in New Haven, Connecticut. I would like to take a moment to highlight the incredible work we have accomplished in each facet area, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to service and excellence.

Health and Human Services: Our chapter recognizes the importance of health and well-being in building strong communities. Over the past year, we have tirelessly worked to address health disparities within the Black community. From organizing health fairs and wellness workshops to collaborating with local healthcare providers, we are actively engaged in initiatives that promote better health outcomes for all.

Services to Youth: The future of our community lies in the hands of our youth. With this in mind, our chapter has implemented transformative programs that focus on education, mentorship, and empowerment. Through scholarship opportunities, mentorship programs, and after-school initiatives, we are nurturing the potential of our youth and paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.

International Trends and Services: Our commitment extends beyond local borders. The New Haven Chapter is dedicated to staying informed about global issues that impact marginalized communities. Through our international initiatives, we strive to contribute to the global conversation, fostering understanding and collaboration to address challenges on a broader scale.

 National Trends and Services: As an organization, we remain vigilant in keeping abreast of national trends and challenges affecting the Black community. From supporting implemented policy changes to participating in community forums, our Chapter actively engages in initiatives that address the pressing issues facing our nation and our direct communities.

The Arts: Recognizing the transformative power of the arts, our chapter actively supports and promotes cultural enrichment programs. Through partnerships with local artists and organizations, we are fostering creativity, expression, and a deeper appreciation for the arts within our community.

As we reflect on the strides we have made, let us also look ahead with a sense of purpose and determination. The work we do is not only a reflection of our shared values but also a testament to the positive impact we can have when we unite with a common goal.

I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for our Chapter, and I invite each of you to join us in the journey of service, compassion, and empowerment. Together, we will continue to be a force for positive change, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of those we serve.

Thank you for your commitment, your passion, and your unwavering support.

In Service and Sisterhood,

Toni Harp, President
New Haven Chapter (CT) of The Links, Incorporated

Who We Are


Sarah Strickland Scott &
Margaret Roselle Hawkins

The Links Incorporated

The Links, Incorporated is one of the nation’s oldest and largest women’s volunteer service organizations.  We are dedicated to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. We are comprised of 17,000 professional women of African Descent in 299 Chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom. Each year, members of our organization – business and civic leaders, educators, doctors, lawyers, elected officials, and activists – contribute more than one million documented hours of community service.

“Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service”

A History of The Links, Incorporated

Source: Good Morning America Youtube Channel. March 4, 2022

Our Mission

The New Haven (CT) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will impact the quality of life for humankind through community service. In response to the ever-changing society, the Chapter will increase its participation nationally and internationally for a stronger partnership with people of goodwill and good deeds.

Our Vision

The New Haven (CT) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is a volunteer service organization of concerned, committed and talented women who, linked in friendship, enhance the quality of life in the community. The Chapter is concerned primarily with enriching, sustaining and ensuring the identities, culture and economic survival of African Americans and persons of African descent. To contribute to the formulation of a positive, productive, and culturally diverse society, The New Haven (CT) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated also focuses on education, cultural enrichment, health and wellness and civic involvement. Our programs are designed to empower communities of African descent. We are committed to service and outreach and touching the lives of the Greater New Haven community through programming in our Facet areas of the Arts, National Trends, International Trends, Services to Youth and Health and Human Services.

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