Change is inevitable. Just look at the changes in our world during the past twelve months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic, children still attended school, parents worked, elections were held and the Trinity (TX) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated continued to service our community. How? Trinity members through our collaboration with the Dallas Independent School District converted our signature face-to-face STEAM-focused (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) program for pre-teen girls, So SMAART, to a virtual program. Our girls continue to participate in STEAM activities and programs focused on health, etiquette and national issues such as voting. The chapter continued our Trinity Scholarships for Excellence which annually provides eight to ten scholarships to high school and college students. Further, Trinity focused on issues such as the 2020 census, human trafficking, empowering African American women, Get Out The Vote, and various health initiatives just to name a few.
The Links, Incorporated is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit volunteer service organizations in the United States. The Trinity (TX) Chapter, founded in 1994, consists of a passionate and dedicated group of African American women committed to serving the Dallas community. Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American female astronaut stated: “Never be limited by other people’s imaginations.” In our ever changing world, Trinity will continue it’s tradition to never be limited in our imagination of service to the Dallas community. We will continue to foster friendships and relationships to address the needs of our community.