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Links Celebrate 70 Years of Service

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links recently celebrated 70 years of providing service through friendship – an enduring commitment that has enhanced the quality of life for generations of African American children, seniors, and families in communities across the County. Chartered by nine women, dedicated to enriching and sustaining the cultural and economic survival of Westchester’s African-American communities, the Westchester Chapter joined one of the nation’s oldest and largest women’s volunteer organizations – The Links, Incorporated on June 10, 1950. Over the years, the Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links has made its impact felt in several areas of vital importance, including Health and Human Services; The Arts; National Trends and Services; International Trends and Services, and Service to Youth. Its 48 members continue to meet the needs of local African-American communities: The Chapter was tasked with implementing The Links, Incorporated’s signature program, “Project Lead High Expectations,” focused on Education Advancement, Healthy Habits and Family Unity. The Westchester Chapter’s L.I.F.E. and Young Achievers Mentoring Programs have received national recognition. In addition, its partnerships with schools, corporations, and organizations – including the Association of Community Based Artists of Westchester Incorporated, Cecil H Parker Elementary School, Colgate Bright, Smiles Bright Futures, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mount Vernon High School, Neuberger Museum of Art, New Rochelle High School, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Sister To Sister International, Theodore Young Community Center, Wartburg, Women’s Leadership Institute, Woodlands Middle High School and Malik Fraternity – have enabled the Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links to expand its programming and services to meet the needs of life in the 21st century. “As women personifying and devoted to excellence, we recognize our power and responsibility to promote positive change, said Terry A. Joyner, President, Westchester County (NY) Chapter. “For 70 years, we have lifted people up. We’ve helped them stand on their feet and run towards their dreams. This week, as we celebrate our longevity, we also take pride in the difference this organization has made in the lives of our people.”

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