Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Brian Martens - QCH Volunteer Highlight

On the month that we are reminded of Dr. King’s emphasis on service, Queens Community House highlights Brian Martens, one of our volunteers for QCH’s Friendly Visiting Program.

Meet Your Neighbor: Alma Reyes

I lived in Queens for more than 23 years without legal status, and in all those years I didn’t go to my country once. In 2015, I got my green card, and now I use it to visit my friends and family twice each year.

Meet Your Neighbor: Kevin Montalvo

While many kids grew up going to theme parks on the weekends, I spent my time touring neighborhoods in Queens with my father.

Meet Your Neighbor: Carmen Silverman

Meet Carmen, a longtime neighbor of our Forest Hills Community Center. For years, Queens Community House provided her and her family with the resources they needed to enrich their lives.

Meet Your Neighbor: Joel Ponder

My stepmom used to work in Jackson Heights' Bruson Building, back in 2008. I was new to the country and spoke no English.

Meet Your Neighbor: Flor M. Romero

I called QCH’s Immigration Services because I had no one else to turn to. Before, I was very shy to talk about my case, and all the time I was feeling scared. When I spoke to Carmen, I knew that Queens Community House was the right place for me. She helped me so much.

Meet Your Neighbor: Roselande Guerrier

“When I transferred to Voyages South High School, it wasn’t all cupcakes and rainbows. There were times when I would wake up and think to myself, ‘Do I really need school?’ My environment was completely unstable.

Meet Your Neighbor: Dovie Fay Robinson

I started volunteering at Queens Community House when my husband passed away over twenty years ago. If you sit around when you get old, you’ll dry up, so I keep myself busy. I work in the kitchen and help with Meals on Wheels. Anything my hands find to do, I do it.

Meet Your Neighbor: Hernan Poza

I recently retired from a 25-year career as a New York City social worker; 5 years with the Department of Health’s HIV/AIDS Services Division as Coordinator of the Anonymous Counseling & Testing site at Chelsea Clinic, and 20 years as a related service provider/counselor with the Department o

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