The Parthenon Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has provided service to Middle Tennessee for more than 30 years. Over 10,000 service hours have been recorded amongst the chapter’s 41 members in the last 5 years. The chapter has focused on creating transformational programming that aligns with the National initiatives to impact the community by developing programs such as Project O.P.E.R.A. and Project Crowning Glory.
In addition to our signature programs, the Parthenon Chapter has also taken a hands-on approach in supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Nashville area. The chapter members participated in Project LEAD: High Expectations and the Kettering Foundations Closing the Achievement Gap as well as personal tutoring and mentoring of young girls. The chapter has partnered with public schools and foster programs as well as the Preston Taylor Boys and Girls Club. Programs have been implemented with agencies for abused women. The Chapter has also supported international efforts in Haiti and other countries.
The Parthenon Chapter of The Links has received acclaim locally, in the Central Area as well as nationally for its service to the community. The Tennessee Tribune named the Parthenon Chapter as Citizens of the Year. The Central Area Conference in 2012 presented an Award of Merit to the chapter for its outstanding work with Project Crowning Glory. At the 2012 General Assembly, the Parthenon Chapter received the 3rd place award in Health and Human Services. Later that same year, the chapter was recognized by the Nashville Chapter of The National Consortium of Black Women in Ministry with its Celebration of Life Award for the Project Crowning Glory exhibit and other programs that enhance the educational and emotional needs of cancer patients and the community. The Parthenon Chapter was also the recipient of the 2013 National Newspaper Publishers Association Community Service Award.
The Parthenon Chapter is currently composed of intergenerational members of which five are charter members. The chapter is a significant force in the Middle Tennessee area, impacting the quality of life for humankind through its commitment to community service.
The Parthenon Chapter is led by a dynamic group of powerful women who are propelling the chapter in a manner in which the community is positively affected. We invite you to meet the chapter leaders and members.
The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which includes 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.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 14,000 professional women of color in 280 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It 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.