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Linked to Connect, Create, Collaborate

Members of the Portland (OR) Chapter

Serving the Portland, OR and Southwest Washington areas since 1957 with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the African American community.

Congratulations to our 2024 Scholarship Recipients!

Program Spotlight

Members of the Portland (OR) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated stuffing bags for people going through kidney dialysis

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

Outstanding Programs

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


Scholarship Opportunities

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.


Civic Engagement

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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