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Established in 1976, SQPA’s mission is to coordinate and provide comprehensive programs for children, youth, adults, families and seniors residing in Southern Queens.  SQPA finds innovative ways to combine its stewardship of the 54-acre Southern Queens-Roy Wilkins Park with its mission to enhance the quality of life of residents in southern Queens, and park users.

SQPA has strategically located service sites throughout southern Queens, and was constituted to actively combat the social issues that challenge or impact the quality of life in the geographic area in, and around, Jamaica, Queens.  SQPA is an anchor institution, which serves as an intermediary, facilitator, organizer, advocate, provider, and sanctuary.

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