Friends Transforming Communities Through Service
Serving the Portland, OR and Southwest Washington areas since 1957 with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the African American community.
Kidney Awareness Resources and Education
The Portland (OR) Chapter met to support The Links, Incorporated’s new initiative, Black K.A.R.E. (Kidney, Awareness, Resources and Education). Funded by a generous contribution from our partner, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, this initiative focuses on increasing awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Black communities by mobilizing, collaborating, and engaging with key stakeholders to design and implement community-based programs.
A Legacy of Service
The cornerstone of our service is our five programming facets.
Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. Through our facets, we implement programs and initiatives that address the needs of the underserved communities
A Legacy of PHILANTHROPY
For more than 50 years, we’ve provided over 700 scholarships to high school seniors.
We recognize and reward high school seniors who have demonstrated scholastic potential, high achievement, and leadership ability. Applications for scholarships are posted in February.
A Legacy of COMMITMENT
We work directly with members of the Black community who are most in need.
Through an advocacy agenda, we use our collective voices on federal, state, and local levels to push to the forefront legislative and public issues critical to improving the quality of life in our community.
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