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International Trends & Services

SCCL Chairperson: Shantelle Brumfield


The mission of the International Trends and Services facet is to expand the global platform for programs designed and developed to service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world. All programmatic components of the facet are delivered through measurable and sustainable service delivery methods that reach women and their families.

The foremost goal of the International Trends and Services facet is to provide opportunities for tangible service in other countries. Our “boots on the ground” approach provides for more personalized methods for assisting and improving the lives of women, children and men worldwide through long-term programs committed to empowerment and public policy leadership in advocating for social justice.



The Links, Incorporated is committed to expanding its global presence and have embarked on a journeys to Liberia, Ghana, and Jamaica. We look to broaden our International Trends and Services platform for programs designed to service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent.

During our visits to Liberia, Ghana and Jamaica,  The Links, Incorporated demonstrated our commitment to enriching and sustaining the cultural and economic survival of people of African ancestry, through friendship and service.

  • Visited Liberian schools adopted by The Links, Incorporated: School for the Blind, Ann Sandell School, and AME University.

  • Witnessed the dedication ceremony of The Links Maternal Waiting  Home.

  • Explored the history and culture of African villages in Liberia and Ghana.

  • Walked through Kakum National Park in Accra, Ghana.

  • Toured historic landmarks.

  • Partnered with Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures and performed several thousand dental exams over three years at three primary schools in Jamaica.

  • Helped train 4th-6th grade students in CPR .

  • Planted a Links Friendship Garden for healthy living.

  • Donated nearly 1K books over several years to Links Friendship Library and for students to take home.

  • Donated nearly 200 Amazon Kindles.

  • Donated a Links Computer Lab.

  • Donated an Ultra Sound Machine to Falmouth Public Hospital from the Milwaukee (WI) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

SIGNATURE PROGRAM: Education Across the Miles

Since 1996, The Links, Incorporated has built, refurbished and furnished educational materials to over 60 schools in South Africa, successfully making a direct and significant impact on the lives of thousands of African students and families. Contact with these schools continues today as The Links, Incorporated positions itself to adopt four schools in Liberia, West Africa – the Todee School, AME University, the School for the Blind, and the Ann Sandell School. And three primary schools in Jamaica; St. Mary’s Preparatory, Mt. Zion Primary, and Watford Hill Primary. Through in-kind donations, monetary support, and the lending of professional expertise in curriculum and lesson plan development, we will aid in the reestablishment of the Liberian and Jamaican educational system.



Model UN

The Links, Incorporated and its NGO representative to the United Nations, have worked diligently to produce a strong and cohesive plan to strengthen its work with the United Nations. The Model UN program engages grade school and college students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as other institutions of higher learning, to become informed and active citizens of this changing world.

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