“I’ve been a part of this neighborhood since I was little. I live in the building right next to the Pomonok Community Center, so I’ve been volunteering and helping out here for as long as I can remember.
“In 1994, I had no job at all so I started to think about opening my own daycare. A friend told me about the Queens Childcare Network and how they give workshops on providing proper child care. I went and learned everything I could, and now 23 years later I have two locations.
"In 1997, I applied for the Summer Youth Employment Program and was placed in QCH's Neighborhood Intergenerational Chore and Errand program. Nine years later, I applied for the secretary position at their Pomonok Community Center.
New York Nonprofit Media named Queens Community House the Agency of the Month for February. The story highlights QCH's reaction to recent political events, as well as the steps we are taking to make our agency the best that can be.
Our free English for Speakers of Other Languages classes were recently highlighted in a NY1 story by Clodagh McGown. English language learners are getting their shot at the American dream, thanks to our innovative and informative classes.