Welcome to the website of The Eden Rose Chapter of the Links, Incorporated! The Links, Incorporated is an international organization consisting of more than 12,000 women committed to Leadership, Friendship and Service. The Eden Rose (Bay Area) Chapter is one of more than 270 chapters nationwide.
A Legacy of Service In California's Bay Area.
Chartered on February 10, 2010, The Eden Rose Chapter was founded by members based in the Far East Bay Area who embraced the principles of: “Linked in friendship and connected in service.” Through sisterly relationships, we respond to community needs on the local, national, and global stage due to members who use their experience, wisdom, and compassion to serve the African American community. Our work is aligned with the initiatives and facets of the Links, Incorporated: Services to Youth, the Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Health and Human Services. Throughout the years, we have successfully partnered with like-minded agencies and nonprofits to establish mentoring programs for young people, promote health awareness, nurture the creative spirit of children through the arts and give international support to children and families in Africa.
Our History of Service
The Links, Incorporated, founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women. For the past 8 years, the Eden Rose Chapter of the Links, Incorporated has dedicated itself to serving the African American community through a variety of programs and services in the Bay Area of California.
We are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The organization consists of 276 chapters and more than 14,000 members, who documented over 500,000 volunteer community service hours.The organization is the recipient of numerous national awards for its premier programs.
Empowering People. Transforming Lives!
In our first year, we were bestowed with The Links, Incorporated Exemplary Programming Award for work that established a series of workshops for women that included nutritional information, mammography, and heart health forums. The following year, we were published in The Links Best Practices Book for this outstanding program. In 2015, we were privileged to be asked to exhibit five years of service in the Hayward Museum community gallery. Late that year, we were awarded the Historic Organization Award by the Hayward Area Historical Society for work centered on preserving African American heritage.
In 2016, we received a Presidential Volunteer Award from President Barack Obama, presented to us by Girls Scouts of America. In 2018, we were honored with an African-American Heritage Leadership Award nominated by Senator Wieckowski for our exemplary community service work in the Bay Area.