About Us

Our Story

SIILK was founded by a group of professional and dedicated women in 1996. Their vision was to reach out and help each other and extend their efforts into their local communities.

Our founding leaders identified the need to enhance personal growth and development in underserved African-American communities in the Greater Los Angeles area extending throughout the Southern California region.

We recognize the value of helping others and giving back to our communities.

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Founding Members

Melrita Evans-Fortson
Carolyn Jenkins
Lois J. Buckman
Delois Leonard
Imani Robinson
Debra Williams

Advisory Board

Lois J. Buckman
Delois Leonard
Barbara Cash
Antonio Gaskin
Tanya Lover

Executive Officers

President – Andrea R. Chambliss
Vice-President – Vacant
Treasurer – Debra Williams
Secretary – Thai Buckman-Jordan

President’s Message

Greetings Members and Friends! Welcome to Sisters Involved In Linking Knowledge, Los Angeles, CA. I am honored to serve as the President of a group of esteemed, talented and devoted women of diverse backgrounds and professions.

For 25 years, we are committed to enhancing the lives of people in our communities through education, civic engagement, and community outreach. I am energized to lead our organization in meaningful and impactful ways.

Due to an emerging world and cutting-edge technologies, it is important to me that we strongly advocate for the needs of our people and serve with passion and purpose.

Andrea R. Chambliss


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Los Angeles, Ca 90009
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