ChalkbeatNY: Enrollment at NYC’s transfer high schools tanked during the pandemic. Can it rebound? | May 2023: Alyssa Cartagena stopped attending school after giving birth a year ago. She had no babysitter, and going back felt insurmountable.
"About 15 years ago, I really got into painting. I always wanted to as a child, but my parents were very strict. They'd tell me: 'you're going to starve if you become an artist', so I became a chemist. Now that I'm retired, I do a lot of painting. I really enjoy it so much.
“I started working at QCH when I was 24 years old. At first, I figured I’d probably be here for about a week or two. It turned into 42 years and counting. It’s been such a pleasure working with everybody at QCH.
Patch: Flushing Town Hall Announces $150K in Awards to Queens-based Artists | April 2023: Flushing Town Hall announces that it has awarded $156,032 in grant funding as part of the Statewide Community Regrants program in collaboration with the New York State Council on t
QNS.com: Queens lawmaker to bring senior job fair event to Kew Gardens in May | April 2023: State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. is inviting residents aged 55 years and older to his senior-only job fair in Kew Gardens on Friday, May 5.
On April 6, QCH partnered with Communities Resist, a non-profit that fights to protect low-income tenants in NYC from displacement and gentrification, to provide a Tenants’ Rights Workshop at the Forest Hills Community Center.
"At first, I thought I was never going to graduate from college. When I connected with QCH’s College Access and Success Program (CASP), they introduced me to important college programs and gave me guidance on helpful resources that I didn’t know about.
QNS.com: Duck Donuts celebrates soft opening at new Fresh Meadows location | April 2023: Duck Donuts, known for serving warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts, celebrated its soft opening with local elected officials in Fresh Meadows on Thursday, April 6.