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File #: 180774    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/13/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2018
Title: Recognizing and honoring the members of The Links, Incorporated's Philadelphia Chapter, Delaware Valley Chapter, and Penn Towne Chapter.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature18077400.pdf
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Recognizing and honoring the members of The Links, Incorporated's Philadelphia Chapter, Delaware Valley Chapter, and Penn Towne Chapter.

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WHEREAS, The Links, Incorporated was conceived when a small group of friends in 1946, led by co-founders Sara Strickland Scott and Margaret Hawkins of Philadelphia, organized a service-oriented women's club. Today, their visionary actions have expanded from a modest group of nine women to a membership of more than 14,000 women of African descent in 286 Chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Bahamas; and

WHEREAS, The Links, Inc. is one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry; and

WHEREAS, The Links, Inc.'s Core Values are Friendship, Integrity, Honesty, Service, Commitment, Family Relationships, Courage, Respect for Self and Others, Legacy, Confidentiality, Responsibility, and Accountability; and

WHEREAS, Links members contribute more than 950,000 documented hours of community service annually - strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation. The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs; and

WHEREAS, The outstanding programming of The Links, Inc. has five facets which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. The programs are implemented through strategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Chapter of The Links, Inc. recognizes the importance and status of being the Founding Chapter and strives to maintain a level of excellence and commitment to the Philadelphia Community that comes with that resp...

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