The Links, Incorporated is one of the oldest international service organizations with 299 chapters and a membership of nearly 16,000 professional women of color, connected in friendship and purposeful service.
The Archway (MO) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated proudly promotes civic, cultural, educational and social justice activities for the benefit of the larger community. Serving others fosters fellowship and the pursuit of common goals for chapter members. Under the leadership of chapter President, Lauren Nash Ming, 57 dynamic women dedicate themselves to enriching the lives of others.
Supporting and improving educational outcomes for African American students in the St. Louis region has been and continues to be a priority for the chapter. Over $75,000 in Community Service Scholarships have been awarded to deserving college bound high school graduates.
A strong partnership with Marian Middle School allows the chapter to tailor impactful programming for students attending the only all-girls, private, faith based middle school in St. Louis. Creative activities and field trips foster career exploration, STEAM education, social justice, healthy lifestyle and social media safety.
The chapter is committed to increasing awareness about the devasting impact of Human Trafficking in both the sex trade and the labor market. The chapter and Webster University have planned multiple panel discussions on the subject. And members offer sisterly support for women fleeing the industry.
The chapter is proud of the umbrella programming developed for The Women’s Safe House (TWSH), a local non-profit providing safe shelter and support services for battered women and their dependent children.
The Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for its excellent programming. The chapter is featured in the 2021 Best Practices Book for the Central Area of the Links, Incorporated.
Board Certified Nephrologist and Board Certified Internist. Dr. Buck is a graduate of Princeton University and Washington University Medical School. He has maintained a private renal practice for over 30 years.
Board Eligible Nephrologist and Internist. He is a graduate of Duke University and Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Buck earned a Masters in Public Health at Morehouse School of Medicine. In 2021, he completed his Nephrology Fellowship at Saint Louis University.
Dr. Joule Stevenson is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician. She graduated from Ross University and completed her Residency Training at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. She has been in practice for 20 years.