We work to make education accessible and affordable to all children in the communities where we work.
We install simple and accessible water purification systems for communities in need of clean water.
We locate appropriate farmland, working alongside local farmers and international agriculturalists, to help communities raise and sell produce and/or livestock.
We construct campuses with adequate space to prevent the spread of disease, ensure health and hygienic needs are met, and subsidize the cost of important medical resources.
We ensure the security of our project and school environments through training and access to necessary materials that promote safety for the youth.
Founded by Erin and Amanda Clark
…inspired by a volunteer trip to Kenya. Today, Linc has grown into an ambitious team made up of volunteers, companies, and ministries all committed to uplifting suffering youth throughout the world.
In 2012, Erin & Amanda volunteered with orphans in Kenya and were deeply touched by the happiness of the children despite their lack of basic needs. They created Love in Neglected Communities (Linc Worldwide) to provide impoverished youth with the ability to not only survive, but thrive.
Dedicated volunteers and ministries have linked up to provide neglected communities with access to five core resources that meet the needs of basic survival and self-fulfillment- clean water, sustainable food sources, health & sanitation, education, safety & security.
President + Founder
Erin received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at Walsh University. She currently works for a travel nurse company. Erin founded Linc Worldwide with her cousin after they spent several weeks serving the poor and suffering in Kenya. In her free time, Erin enjoys being outside, traveling, and spending time with her friends and large family.
Susan is an attorney and currently the Director of Development at Seton Catholic School. In her legal practice, she represented many children as a Guardian Ad Litem in domestic and juvenile cases, and enjoyed working with small business formation and handling probate matters. She was also a prosecutor and magistrate in the local municipal courts.
Paul is the Vice President of Operations at Onex Construction, Inc. He is a graduate of Youngstown State University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Cost Accounting and Business Finance. He has been in the engineering and construction business for over thirty years and has served on numerous sub-committees including the Construction Employers Association of Cleveland and the Diocese of Cleveland – CYO.
Lindsay Fox is a licensed CPA in the state of Ohio and currently works for the J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville, Ohio as the Manager of Financial Accounting and Consolidation. Previously, she held roles at A. Schulman, Inc. and Ernst & Young. Lindsay graduated from Kent State University with both her BS in Accounting in 2008 and her MS in Accounting in 2009.
Karen Clark graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors Degree in Education with a dual major in Elementary Education and Special Education. She is currently employed at Holy Family School as a teacher’s aide. She and her husband Dave reside in Stow, OH and are the proud parents of seven children and thrilled to have recently become grandparents. She enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.
Fr. Mike Ausperk
Fr. Mike Ausperk was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Borromeo College of Ohio and Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland. In 1989 Fr. Mike was ordained a Catholic priest for service to the Diocese of Cleveland. He has served as Parochial Vicar, High School Chaplain, and Pastor in the Diocese. Currently, Fr. Mike is the Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Parish in Stow and Administrator at St. Anne Parish in Rittman. Since 2006, Fr. Mike has organized and led a medical mission to Honduras which has served the healthcare needs of more than 35,000 people in rural and mountain villages.
Joseph A. Congeni, M.D.
Joseph A. Congeni, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center at Akron Children’s Hospital as well an Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Sports Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He and his wife Karen have six children.
Mailing Address: 3732 Fishcreek Road #920, Stow, OH 44224, USA Phone: 717.469.5462