QCH fosters a culture that encourages staff and participants to engage in a variety of advocacy and social justice efforts, around issues that directly impact our communities. Participants and neighbors join us in rallies, marches and public demonstrations, staff are active members of numerous coalitions, and advocacy and organizing efforts are incorporated into our program activities. Our work allows us to engage in policy discussions at the city, state, and federal level, because it enables us to speak from the weighted experience of working directly with thousands of people in the neighborhoods where they live and work.



QCH staff and participants actively engaged in influencing social policy and procedures at the borough, city, state, and national levels through participation in the following coalitions and campaigns:

  • AAFE’s Partners in Progress
  • Afterschool Alliance
  • ANHD Reinvestment Committee
  • Beacons Unite!
  • Campaign for Children
  • Campaign for Summer Jobs
  • Campaign for Tomorrow’s Workforce
  • Center for Neighborhood Leadership Advisory Board
  • Coalition for Asian American Children & Families
  • College Access Consortium of NY
  • Fairness Coalition of Queens
  • Graduate NYC
  • Housing Court Answers
  • Learning to Work Executive Directors Advisory Group
  • LiveOn NY (formerly Council of Senior Centers and Services)
  • LTW Transfer School Leadership Network
  • National Council on Aging
  • NEDAP’s Immigrant Financial Justice Network
  • Neighborhood Family Services Coalition
  • New York Coalition for Adult Literacy
  • New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights
  • New York Immigration Coalition
  • New York State Adult Day Services Association
  • New York State Intergenerational Network
  • New York State LGBT Health and Human Services Network
  • NISC
  • Northwest Queens Financial Empowerment Network
  • NY Commons
  • NY State Coalition on Aging
  • NYC Farmers Market Alliance
  • NYC Regional Adult Education Network
  • NYS Afterschool Network
  • Partnership for a Healthier Queens
  • Project Reach/ NYC Activist Bootcamp and Outright Coalition
  • Queens Borough President’s Immigrant Task Force
  • Queens for Affordable Housing
  • Queens Housing Coalition
  • Queens Interagency Council on Aging
  • Queens Tenant Task Force
  • UNH Policy Committee

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