Harbor City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
Harbor City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
Friendship and Service with a Purpose

Beth Williams, Archives Chair
Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service
On October 5, 1985, twenty-five energetic and professional women were installed as the Harbor City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated as the 205th Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and second Chapter in Baltimore, Maryland.

The chapter has consistently coordinated excellent programs, which have focused primarily on improving the quality of life of those less fortunate in the Baltimore Community.  Programs have included the following initiatives:

Project Praise (Providing Resource Aimed at Independence and Self-Empowerment) with a focus on the well-being of women and children at the Springhill Transitional Housing Program in Baltimore City.

Project Awareness linked the Chapter with other Link chapters and the YWCA to implement a cancer awareness and screening program for low income women.

Project Hope (Helping our People Embark) provided cultural and educational activities for residents of the Transitional Housing Programs.

Links Join RAISE, a collaborative effort between the Project Raise, sponsored by T. Rowe Price and Morgan State University to enhance career awareness of 130 middle school students in the Baltimore City Public Schools.

Around the World at Florence Crittenden Services an educational outreach program that provided residents of the Florence Crittenden home an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the cultures of other countries.

Project Dream (Developing Responsible Effective Adolescent Mothers) a community service effort designed to motivate teenage mothers through the enhancement of their pride, self-esteem, and self-worth.

YPEP (Youth, Protection, Empowerment & Preservation) a holistic, revitalizing program for Baltimore City Youth, parents and leaders addressed present and future issues of teenagers. In 1996, The Harbor City Chapter spearheaded a citywide youth summit on violence to revitalize and advocate for Baltimore City youth. Parents and community leaders came together to constructively address present and future issues of young people. The summit became the platform for a youth movement, "Safe and Sound," Youth Council and Program organized by Associated Black Charities and the Baltimore Community Foundation. YPEP today continues to raise the awareness for children's needs for safety and support services.

Compu-Kids is an umbrella program designed to increased math and language arts skills through computer-based learning for elementary school students. Grounded in the belief that our future rests with our youth, the Harbor City Chapter decided eight years ago to work with inner-city students at William Pinderhughes Elementary School to help make a difference in their academic performance and future success. 

Harbor City Chapter, The Links, Incorporated has won National and Eastern Area awards for its programs.