Welcome to the website of the Claremont Area Links, Incorporated. We invite you to explore the website to learn about the activities and services provided by our members to our local and international community.
We are part of an international organization established in 1946 by two friends interested in improving the lives of African Americans and those of African ancestry. It has grown to “more than 16,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom.” The Links, Incorporated is one of the largest and oldest volunteer organizations.
The Claremont Area chapter was chartered in 1985 with the goal of giving service in concert with like-minded women who become “sisters” and friends. There are two charter members still with the chapter continuing to work diligently in the chapter and in the community.
We are proud to be part of the network of distinguished women providing more than one million hours documented hours of service yearly. These are women who are committed to making a difference in their local community and in the world.
We provide transformational programs in the areas of health, the arts, services to youth, national and international trends. We give scholarships to students entering college and continue with them during their academic journey. Additionally, we partner with non-profit organizations serving women and children and serve as mentors to college women preparing to enter the professional arena. We also collaborate with other chapters of The Links, Incorporated working in Haiti, Jamaica and now the Bahamas to donate critically needed items and funds. An example of our international service is the donation of a water well in Haiti that eliminated the need for women to walk more than a mile daily to get clean water for their families.
Please return to the website often as we look forward to you learning more about us and what we are doing. We welcome new friends and supporters so please contact us if you would like more information about our community service and fund raising events.
Amaryllis Watkins, President
Claremont Area Chapter