February 2019

  • Meet Your Neighbor: Erna Frischer

    February 25, 2019

    I was 19 when Hitler arrived in my hometown of Vienna. Harassment of Jews began immediately, so my parents and I made arrangements to emigrate to Palestine. It was easier for students to leave the country, so my parents sent me on ahead.

  • Our Time Press: Senator Montgomery Rallies with Young Advocates in Support of the “YouthBuild Act”

    February 22, 2019

    Senator Montgomery Rallies with Young Advocates in Support of "YouthBuild Act" | February 20, 2019: Senator Velmanette Montgomery’s “New York State YouthBuild Act” (S839/A165) passed the Senate after a morning rally with young advocates from throughout the state. Member

  • COMMUNITY MATTERS | February 2019

    February 13, 2019

    Thanks for taking a moment to catch up with Queens Community House this February! We know your inbox is inundated with emails and alerts, so we’ve created a newsletter template that makes it easier to interact with our latest news and volunteer opportunities.  At the very least, we hope

  • A Needle in a Haystack

    February 12, 2019

    Mr. R hasn't been able to work since he was injured on a construction job in 2008.  Until last year, he and his eight-year-old daughter resided in their private home in Staten Island.  Even with the help of public assistance, he struggled to make ends meet.

  • Meet Your Neighbor: Iluan McCollum

    February 11, 2019

    In 1946, my grandfather and his six brothers started an industrial landscaping company in Jamaica, Queens. In their first 20 years, the company expanded and became the first and largest black owned construction company in New York. Today, L.B.

  • Hooked on a Feeling

    February 6, 2019

    Jose Ortiz, an Occupational Therapist by trade, has been teaching wellness at Queens Community House for 15 years. Last October he made waves at our Pomonok Senior Center by introducing a new, and some might say unconventional, exercise class.

  • Larry Lombardi: A Hero's Tribute

    February 6, 2019

    On February 1, our Queens Center for Gay Seniors (QCGS) program held a memorial service for Larry Lombardi, a beloved member of Jackson Heights’ LGBT community and a longtime QCGS member.  More than 75 people attended the event, including Larry’s niece, who flew

  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AWARDS $1.1 MILLION YOUTHBUILD GRANT TO QUEENS COMMUNITY HOUSE

    February 6, 2019

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AWARDS $1.1 MILLION YOUTHBUILD GRANT TO QUEENS COMMUNITY HOUSE

  • Meet Your Neighbor: Mohamed Sanoh

    February 4, 2019

    I’m going to be an engineer when I grow up, so I practice building things everyday in my afterschool program. When my friends need something made out of paper, they come to me because I’m creative and so fast.

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