Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Helen Ho

August 13, 2018

Community organizing was a value instilled in me at a young age. When I was a teenager, I was a participant in almost all of Queens Community House's afterschool programs, including the first Access for Young Women cohort, a girls' leadership program.

Meet Your Neighbor: Frank Alberti

August 6, 2018

I’ve lived in Kew Gardens all my life. My parents were German immigrants who moved to New York during the war. They spoke German and English with us children at home and French when they didn’t want us to understand. That’s what sparked my great love for languages.

Meet Your Neighbor: Velma Adams

July 30, 2018

I started attending St. Lukes in Forest Hills after my sister passed in 2002 . I joined in order to take my niece, who’d grown up going to church with her mom.  I slowly got involved, first by joining the choir, then by joining the church’s outreach program.

Meet Your Neighbor: Gabriel Yiu

July 24, 2018

Last Summer my friend asked me to go to a job fair with him. I already had a summer job lined up, so I tagged along for fun.  I consider it kind of miraculous what happened next.

Meet Your Neighbor: Israel Hernandez

July 17, 2018

Growing up in South Jamaica, it was either you get a summer job or you hang out at the park all day. Even at a young age, I knew the latter wasn’t for me. When I was 16, I applied for SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program) and landed my first job working at a QCH Summer Camp in Forest Hills.

Meet Your Neighbor: Intizor Safarova

July 2, 2018

I moved to the United States from Uzbekistan last year with my family.  We are a family of six, and I’m the oldest, so it is my responsibility to help my parents and teach my siblings.

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.

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