In support of NSBE’s mission and the commitment of The Links, Incorporated to enrich and enhance the lives of Black youth, the two organizations are working in partnership through 2021 to close the academic achievement gap between African-American and other students in pre-kindergarten through college, with the intent of preparing them for success in the global STEM workforce.
The partnership calls for delivery of high-quality STEM educational programs for underrepresented minority students across the country, through the establishment of LINKS-NSBE Jr. chapters. A total of 90 of the chapters are now active across 24 states, and more are planned. Partnering with NSBE enables chapters of The Links, Incorporated to tap into the technical and career development resources of NSBE and create positive peer interactions for students via NSBE Jr. conferences.
The Links, Incorporated, with its membership of more than 15,000 professional women in the U.S. and abroad, is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.