African American Builders of Topeka: Glenda Kearney Du Boise
VOLUNTEER STORY The Topeka Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has been an integral part of Topeka’s history for almost 60 years. Established as the first Links chapter in Kansas in 1958, the Topeka Chapter paved the way for the chapter in Wichita. The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation that is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations comprised 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.
As a part of this community, The Topeka Chapter of The Links, Incorporated have partnered with numerous local organizations to:
• Decrease the occurrence of infant mortality in Shawnee County. • Promote literacy. • Advance the arts within Topeka. • Sustain educational opportunities for college students through scholarships and career readiness. • Facilitate conversations, resources and healthy solutions for families. • Build self-esteem and educational advancement around the world.