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Serving the San Francisco Community Since 1950



Serving our Community Through Friendship and Service
Kimberly Brandon
Meet the San Francisco Links

Welcome to our website on behalf of the San Francisco (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated members.  We are honored and pleased to have you as a visitor. We look forward to your experience with us to learn more about our national organization, The Links, Incorporated, and our local San Francisco (CA) Chapter of The Links. 

The San Francisco (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, is one of 299 Chapters in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Bahamas, totaling more than 17,000 members. The Links Incorporated, established in 1946, is an international nonprofit organization with committed members enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic security of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. San Francisco Links are dedicated to serving our community by engaging and assisting children, families, and individuals with programs and activities to facilitate engagement and experiences in the arts, health and human services, civic responsibilities, global awareness, and enhanced academic support.


As you review our website, please look for our upcoming events, our recognitions and awards for excellence in outstanding community programs in the arts, healthcare, education and literacy, voting information and registration, and supporting the academic experience of young women in Liberia, Africa.


We are honored to share our rich history, with over 70 years of service to our San Francisco community, and our current events based on our friendships demonstrating our shared interest and engagement with community service. 

The legacy of the San Francisco (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is rich. We are proud of our history and current impact and influence in our service to the community. 

Warm regards,

Kimberly Brandon





The San Francisco (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was chartered September 23, 1950. The place of the chartering, held jointly with the Oakland Bay Area Chapter, was the Room of the Dons, at the Mark Hopkins Hotel on historic Nob Hill in San Francisco. Hortense Thomas was the organizer and the first chapter president. The other charter members were Alice Butler, Lolita Coleman, Willa Evans, Amelia Farmer, Jackieline Goosby, Vivian Hambrick, Inez Henderson, Lillian Nixon, Mabel Sanford, Jacqueline Smith, Julia Smith, Mildred Stephens, Mary Stewart, Thelma Toms and Maude White. 



The San Francisco (CA) Links are committed to improving the lives of African-Americans, members of the African Diaspora and the underserved in the San Francisco Community, with an emphasis on its youth, through dynamic and transforming cultural, civic, educational and health-related community programs.

Since our founding in 1950, we have volunteered tens of thousands of service hours to the San Francisco community and donated thousands of dollars to support health and wellness activities, the arts, youth achievement and international awareness programs throughout the city. We have also devoted considerable hours and funds to support needs in the African Diaspora.

Health and Human Services

Services to Youth

International Trends and Services

National Trends and Services

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Now in our 3rd in-person year, the San Francisco (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is proud to bring SANKOFA DAYS at The BAY to our communities in celebration of SF Climate Week 2024. We've been able to return to in-person  leveraging our wonderful and creative energies of the past 2019 and 2020 events where we served over 500 youth and their families onsite at the Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39. We celebrated virtually 2021-23. 

SANKOFA DAYS @ The BAY, in celebration of SF CLIMATE WEEK 2024, welcomes ALL to join us to learn more about how YOU can take part in climate action. The Sankofa symbol from the Akan culture and meaning is most apropos: “Know your past to understand your future.” The protection and sustainability of our environment is critical, and we can learn from past challenges to help forge a better and stronger environment for tomorrow.


Bay Area youth and families are invited to a program designed exclusively for you! Celebrating Families and contributions by Environmental Champions of the African Diaspora, SANKOFA DAYS @ The BAY Youth & Family Day features cultural learning activities focused on climate action, the environment and environmental justice, and sustainability that will appeal to children. millennials, seniors, and everyone in-between! We will celebrate notable African American heroes and leaders in the environmental movement.


  • Access to the Aquarium exhibits beginning at 12Noon. Special programming 1pm - 3pm in the Farallon Room.

  • Get up close with sharks, bat rays, river otters, jellyfish, and hundreds of other species.

  • Walk through two immense glass water tunnels surrounded by the mesmerizing creatures that live underwater

  • Learn about the history of African Americans and their contributions to the environment, social justice, and more.

  • Learn more about climate action, sustainability, sea level rise, and ecological restoration.

  • After attending the activity at the Aquarium, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon visiting the other attractions at Pier 39 for more fun!

You may register here for FREE admission generously provided by the San Francisco Chapter of The Links Inc. and NorcalMLK Foundation.

FREE admission is limited to 4 tickets per individual family

FREE admission is available for Organizations serving youth - limited spaces available


During November 2023 Friendship Month, the Western Area of the Links, Incorporated developed a video celebrating 73 years of friendship. The first three chapters chartered in the Western Area include our very own San Francisco (CA) chapter and this video includes remarks from our president Kimberly Brandon.



San Francisco Links Incorporated
P.O. Box 591812
San Francisco, CA 94159-1812



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