Vision – The National Trends and Services (NTS) facet is tasked with eliminating disparities by reducing barriers to resources through advocacy, education, and service.
Mission – For our members to be empowered to raise their voices and transform the communities in which they work.
The NTS facet goals include increasing the number of sustainable and measurable programs; increasing collaborative partnerships, and extending our existing initiatives to include communities identified as having the greatest need.
Currently, National Trends and Services encompasses the following programs with national partners and sponsors, and serves as a catalyst for change, promoting individual and community empowerment:
Project LEAD (Links Erase Alcohol and Drug abuse) High Expectations: – Responding to The Current Drug Epidemic, this program Project LEAD is focused on reaching the most vulnerable populations disproportionately impacted by the epidemic.
Ally Wallet Wise Financial Literacy Program – Ally Financial teaches consumers the basics of budgeting and credit, banking and investing, and financing a vehicle.
Our focus is on delivering Financial Literacy topics relating to budgeting, credit, banking, investing, and financing.
AARP: Are You Ready? – Caregiving across the Spectrum. The Links, Incorporated partners with AARP to provide tools and resources to support African-American women who are either preparing for life as they age or are currently dealing with the aging process.
Women’s Empowerment Workshop – On an annual basis, the NTS Facet sponsors a powerful workshop to address topics relating to financial, physical, and mental wellness.