Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Diana Walcott

My family has a long-term appreciation for Queens Community House's (QCH) presence in Forest Hills; our now teenaged daughter had been enrolled in the QCH Early Childhood Center.

Meet Your Neighbor: Hyun Soo Lee

Applying to college in 2018 was one of the best decisions of my life because it led me to intern for QCH's Case Management Department and meet Ms. Blanca Goris, the best role model in the social work field.

Meet Your Neighbor: Tseten Shakya

When I was in middle school, my mom told me about a program that she felt my cousin and I should join to gain more experience. I was skeptical at first, but after my first Access for Young Women (AFYW) session, I've been a participant since!

Meet Your Neighbor: Chef Marla Roscioli

Meet Chef Marla Roscioli, one of QCH's ESOL program participants!

Meet Your Neighbor: Aaliyah Sen Bedichandani

I’ve truly come a long way from my days of being a shy person. 

Meet Your Neighbor: James Ricks

As I was exploring my options during COVID, one of my past supervisors contacted me about the Queens Connect Culinary Arts program at QCH. I was excited about the idea to expand my knowledge of cooking and the food industry.

Meet Your Neighbor: Blanca Izaguirre

In 1975, my family of four could not afford a two-bedroom apartment on our income, so we were so excited when we received a letter stating that we were eligible to live in the Forest Hills Coop.

Meet Your Neighbor: Pritika Aidasani

I needed a place where I could express myself freely without worrying about judgment from others, and that’s exactly what Access for Young Women (AFYW) has been for me.

Meet Your Neighbor: Dawn Kelly

I always understood the power of coaching and mentoring, first as a beneficiary of guidance, and now as a small business coach and mentor to the youth and women of all ages. As a student in public and private secondary schools, I learned the value of working for what you want in life.

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.

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