Chapter Updates

Bringing Out the Chef in Children

The Health & Human Services Facet of the Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter umbrella program, Teen Battle Chef, was featured in the New York Times blog. . . 1/4/2016 Read more here.

Metro-Manhattan Celebrates the Holidays with St. Mary’s Center

On December 17th, The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of Links Inc. celebrated the Holidays with the women’s support group at St Mary’s Center, Harlem. St. Mary’s Center helps the growing community of adults in Harlem who have AIDS, or who are infected with HIV and are symptomatic, achieve their highest level of social functioning. Metro Manhattan’s…

Link LaShann DeArcy Hall is now the Honorable Judge Hall

Link LaShann DeArcy Hall has been confirmed as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  After being nominated by President Obama in January, on November 16, 2015 the United States Senate voted in favor of final confirmation by a vote of 93-1. She is…

The Arts Facet Launches 2015 / 2016 Program Year

The Arts Facet kicked off its 2015/2016 Prep and Performance Program with the Mama Foundation’s Gospel for Teens on Saturday, October 17th.  Students and parents met members of The Arts Facet to discuss plans for the program this year. Prep and Performance exposes young people to various art and cultural events, activities, and venues to…

Link Tamika Mallory fighting for #JusticeOrElse

Link Tamika Mallory, Co-Director of the NY Justice League, served as the National Co-Chair for the March commemorating the 20Th Anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, DC under the theme #JusticeOrElse. Hear Link Tamika’s dynamic address during the March by clicking the video below and follow her at

The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter’s “On The Reel” Film Series Launched

“On The Reel,” the first installment of the Metro-Manhattan Arts Facet’s film series, featured Wilhemina’s War, a documentary by filmmaker June Cross. The reception and screening were held at MIST, in Harlem.  Former Television news anchor and media consultant, Carol Jenkins,  moderated a conversation with the filmmaker and the audience.  The film chronicled one grandmother’s…

Garden's Library Dedication - 9/18/15

Chapter Links Honor Link Alma Rangel with Library Dedication

A new library for the residents of the Harlem-based Alma Rangel Gardens Assisted Living Center dedicated. The center is named after Link Alma Rangel, an alumna member of the Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links.  The New York Amsterdam News, September 18, 2015

2015 Young Achievers graduating seniors

Metro-Manhattan Links, Incorporated and the Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held their 16th Anniversary Graduation Dinner for the class of 2015 Young Achievers… 7/2/15 Read More

It Was All Good At The Teen Battle Chef Live In Harlem

On June 16, eleven New York high school students from Brooklyn Lab School, Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School and the George Washington Education Campus faced off in “Teen Battle Chef LIVE in Harlem,” an annual cooking… 6/23/15 READ MORE  And watch the full video below.

Teen Battle Chef Recap 2015

When the lights lowered at Madiba Harlem last Tuesday June 16th, the audience quieted instantly. The music that kicked off the 2015 “Teen Battle Chef LIVE in Harlem”…READ MORE

The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter Donates $7,000 to Mama Foundation

The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter donated $7,000 to the Mama Foundation of the Arts to support their scholarship fund.  The scholarship allows the Foundation to offer programs such as Gospel for Teens at no cost to the members. The Mama Foundation’s mission is to present, preserve, and promote the history and fundamentals of gospel, jazz, and rhythm…

A Conversation with Carla Harris

Metro-Manhattan Link Carla Harris reached back and conducted “A Conversation with Carla Harris” with youth from the Mama Foundation for the Arts.  Link Carla’s passion lies in helping others. As she says, “we are blessed, so that we can be a blessing to others.” While climbing the corporate ladder, Carla had her own personal missteps…