The Greater Queens Chapter of The Links was originally organized as the Queens Nia Club, under the leadership of Juliette A. Hansen. The group was chartered as the Greater Queens Chapter of The Links, Inc. on March 9, 1996. In keeping with The Links, Incorporated mandate to enhance the quality of life in our community through our volunteer community service programs, we have focused our energies and commitment to follow the four facet programming guidelines established by The Links Incorporated.
The facets are: National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth and International Trends and Services. Some of our program initiatives are: working with battered women to restart their lives; adopted a school in Senegal, Africa; hosted an Annual Health Fair at York College for the prevention of kidney failure in cooperation with the New York Kidney Foundation and North Shore LIJ Hospital Center; adopt-a-school program at Public School 116, to expose students to a variety of educational and cultural events; and supporting the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. In April of 2009, Greater Queens Chapter of The Links, Inc. received a National Trends First Place Award for our annual health fair program and was recognized for Best Program Practices for our Adopt-A-School program from The Links, Incorporated.
The future goals of the Greater Queens Chapter of the Links, Inc. are to partner with like-minded organizations and to develop programs that will enhance the quality of life for the residents in the Queens Community.