Our Local History

The Stockton Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, was chartered on October 16, 1966. The charter members are: Geraldine Bagby, Janet Buckingham, Mae Hill, Kathryn Hughley, Evelyn Jackson, Carol King, Andre’ McDonald, Rebecca Moore, Shirley Washington and Anne Williams. In establishing its national affiliation, the Stockton Chapter became one of hundreds of chapters throughout the United States, whose members are Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service.

The primary goals of the newly chartered chapter were to aid its members in better understanding and assuming the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship on the local and national levels, encourage the use of the Arts in delivering enriched human relations, and addressing concerns and issues impacting persons of African descent. To that end, the first service project consisted of sponsoring nine students to attend the Maxine Dalben Art Studio Summer Art Camp. Another community project was the sponsorship of the Montezuma Little League Baseball Team, an intercity team comprised of minority players.

For over four decades the Stockton Chapter has demonstrated excellence in civic, educational and cultural programs and activities. The Chapter’s programs and activities reflect the mission and purpose of the national organization through its five facet program areas: National Trends and Services, The Arts, International Trends and Services, Services to Youth and Health and Human Services.

The Stockton Chapter is particularly proud of its collaboration with many other community based organizations and institutions. Namely, Stockton Unified School District, Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, NAACP, Haggin Museum, Kaiser Permanente, San Joaquin Delta College,

Head Start, and University of California, Cal Fresh Nutrition Education program.

Over the years, the Chapter’s annual fundraisers—Ebony Fashion Fair and Hats Off Luncheon, have afforded the chapter to award thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school students, and supporting our community services and programs.

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the Stockton Chapter continues to strive for excellence in vital areas of eliminating health and educational disparities, and being a beacon of light and ray of hope in the communities it serves.

Human Trafficking Awareness

Discussion on Human Trafficking Awareness: Protect African American girls

The Stockton Chapter of The Links, Incorporated invite you to attend an informative discussion to raise the awareness of human trafficking victims. Please join this collaboration of San Joaquin County community organizations for an introduction to the indicators of human sex trafficking victims, the appropriate response for stakeholders when they learn of victimization and considerations for the recovery of victims. Attendees will receive information regarding available resources for the fight against human trafficking.

This is an opportunity to hear from practitioners in victim advocacy, law enforcement, and actual human trafficking survivors AND assemble emergency backpacks for African American girls who are victims.

Register Here

Date and Time

Sat, February 15, 2020 10:00 AM 2:00 PM PST Add to Calendar


Cesar Chavez Central Library 605 North El Dorado Street Stockton, CA 95202
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