Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Brandon Sines

June 18, 2018

I started drawing and painting again in 2011 - it was something I really enjoyed when I was young but lost interest in during my late teens.  During that rediscovery, Frank Ape was born in my consciousness. The initial concept was a creature similar to a human but not qui

Meet Your Neighbor: Rinzin Khando

June 11, 2018

Before I started attending the QCH All Starz afterschool program at Halsey, JHS 157, I had never played soccer a day in my life. A few months after I started the program, I realized I loved to play and was getting really good at it.

Meet Your Neighbor: Magdalena Navarrete

June 5, 2018

On September 11, 2001 I turned on the TV and saw a plane had just struck the World Trade Center. My husband was in the basement of the North Tower at the time. I called him and we spoke briefly. He made it out at 9:30, just before the building collapsed. Many of his friends didn’t make it.

Meet Your Neighbor: Marlena Starace

May 29, 2018

QCH opened up a Beacon  Program in my Junior High School when I was in 8th grade. The program offered a safe space to hang out with friends and get advice from counselors. It’s exactly what I needed at the time, so my friends and I joined. That was twenty years ago.

Meet Your Neighbor: Eli Betts

May 14, 2018

I found out about Generation Q when I walked by one day and saw a rainbow flag taped to a door not too far from my home. I immediately looked it up online and found out it was a program for LGBTQ youth and that anyone 13 or older could join.

Meet Your Neighbor: Alex Shih

May 7, 2018

This is my first year attending the Beacon Afterschool Program at JHS 190, and I haven’t missed a single day yet. Even if I’m sick, I still go to the program. There’s always something you can learn, and I like to learn.

 

Meet Your Neighbor: Father Tom Reese

April 30, 2018

When I first came to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in 2000, the congregation was looking to grow, not only in size but in commitment to the surrounding community. That has always been the hallmark of St. Luke’s.

 

Meet Your Neighbor: Adolfo Steve Vazquez

April 23, 2018

Before my father moved to California in the nineties, he and I used to spend all of our time walking the streets of New York City. We'd talk for hours about what he was reading or writing at the time. He was such a passionate guy, and I was never able to keep up with him.

Meet Your Neighbors: Lenore Harrison & Shreya Sanghvi

April 15, 2018

Lenore (Left): Some people are surprised to find out that I’m a 94 year old who texts and uses an iPad. I’ve never thought of age as a reason to stop growing and learning.  Lately, I’ve been spending more time at home, so a friend suggested I sign up for QCH’s Friendly Visiting Program.

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