The Arts

The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated partners with art institutions to support artists of color and talented teens, expose young people to various art forms, and help to preserve the rich artistic culture of Harlem. The signature program for this facet is the Mama Foundation.

The Mama Foundation

The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated partners with the Mama Foundation for The Arts which trains young singers through its Gospel for Teens program. Through this partnership, The Arts works with 15 young singers each year to provide them with mentoring workshops that focus on personal enhancement, youth development, and educational and career opportunities. We provide financial support to the Gospel for Teens program which is tuition-free and expose our students to theater, museums, dance, and cultural events.

The Arts Updates

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…

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…

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…

The Arts Visit the Museum of Modern Art

Arts Facet sponsored a trip to the Museum of Modern Art to view the Jacob Lawrence Migration Series Exhibit for the Gospel Teens of the Mama Foundation of the Arts.