Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Esther Sanchez

Queens neighbors, meet Esther Sanchez, recipient of QCH's 2022 Queens Community Builder Award! Every year, this award recognizes an individual who has made a dedicated effort to unite neighbors of all backgrounds, embodying what is best about our borough.

Meet Your Neighbor: Andrew Jean

"My aspirations are to own my own restaurant and become financially stable. The Queens Connect program taught me the values that I need to succeed in my personal and professional life.

Meet Your Neighbor: Leigh Sabinsky

“I grew up in Smithtown, NY and started dancing at the age of 4. I was lucky enough to continue my passion of dance, as I went to Penn State University and competed on the Penn State Lionettes Dance Team all 4 years of my college career!

Meet Your Neighbor: Raul Flores

“I was born in Venezuela, but Jackson Heights in Queens is my home and community. I am excited to be the new Director of Corporate Partnerships at QCH.

Meet Your Neighbor: Rashel Rodriguez

"As a Queens native, I know how important community is and the role we all play. I have always taken pride in paying it forward.

Meet Your Neighbor: JC Amorini

“I am really honored to come aboard as the new Assistant Director for the Queens Center for Gay Seniors.

Meet Your Neighbor: Alena Klee

"The running joke in the Connecticut town where I grew up was that there were more cows than people. There were only about 1200 people in the entire town, and I had to drive 20 minutes to the nearest grocery store.

Meet Your Neighbor: Dieveuil

"Volunteering has had such a valuable and positive affect on me. As a volunteer, I reap the satisfaction of becoming engaged in my community. There are many benefits from volunteering such as developing communication skills, learning teamwork, and solving problems.

Meet Your Neighbor: Grace Vera

“I think being civically engaged is crucial for any teenager.

Meet Your Neighbor: Alma Reyes

“I waited for 28 years to be able to vote, and I was finally able to last November. I felt so empowered and happy to be a part of a democracy.

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