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The Tri-City(MI)Links 

“Celebrating 40 years in the community in 2020”


Since it’s chartering in 1980, the Tri-City (MI) Chapter has implemented programs aligned with the National office,  collaborated with community organizations to provide programs and services, and financially supported local, national and global initiatives.  A few of the programs are shared here.

Programs for the 21st Century

Since 2000, the Tri-City (MI) Links have implemented the following programs 

  • Sankofa: Visiting our past to prepare for our future - 2017 - present
  • Helping Our Children Succeed with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)  at First Ward Community Center, Saginaw, Michigan – 2014 to present
  • Introduced The Beginning Strings Program to the Great Lakes Bay Region, 2011 - present
  • Collaboration with the United Way of Saginaw County to bring the Imagination Library to Saginaw County - 2011 - present
  • Weekly reading program at Houghton Elementary School in Saginaw and the Midland Shelter House for pre-schoolers to improve literacy skills – 2010 - present
  • After-school literacy program at Houghton School for 3rd and 4th grade girls highlighting the contributions and achievements of noted African-American women – 2010 - present
  • The Arts on the Move:  Link Sisters in Cinema with students at Willie Thompson Middle School, 2010
  • Links to Success Signature Program: Children Achieving Excellence at Coulter Elementary, Saginaw, Michigan, 1999


Spanning Generations - Gives & Financial Contributions

American Diabetes Association

Saginaw Bay Symphony - Scholarships for Houghton Jones Beginning Strings Program 

Imagination Library (Saginaw, Bay City, Michigan)

Saginaw Community Foundation

NAACP ACTSO Jazz Ensemble

Saginaw Rescue Mission

UNCF (United Negro College Fund)

Good Neighbors Mission

Good Samaritan Mission

Scholarships to graduating high school seniors

African Water Well Fund

Underground Railroad

Midland Shelter House


Signature Fundraisers

Jeans, Jewels & Jazz - 2014 - Present

Salute to Fathers , 2010

Ebony Fashion Fair, 1985- 2009


Grassroots community support activities include:

NAACP - Lifetime Organization Member; Saginaw African Cultural Festival

Blankets for AIDS Babies

Community Health Fairs

Toiletries and Donations to Women's Shelters in the Great Lakes Bay Region