In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King visited to Chicago and while here inspired John and Carolyn Parmer to take necessary steps towards helping fulfill Dr. King’s dream.
LINK Unlimited Scholars was born when they made a decision then to mentor and support a single African American student through four years of high school, and asked their friends to do the same.

Since those humble beginnings, LINK Unlimited has successfully supported more than 2,500 scholars. Our goal is to provide high-achieving African American students who show great promise for personal leadership, achievement and success, both in and out of the classroom, with the financial and personal support they need to change the trajectory of their future.

While education may be the core of our programming, the scholar/mentor relationship is at the heart of what we do. We bridge the gap between students’ dreams for the future and the reality of achieving that future, by giving them the experience, guidance and network they need to give every scholar the ability to fulfill their lifelong goals.