Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Breona Burton

November 2, 2017

I never saw myself becoming part of the culinary field. My dream was to become a private detective, so when I started college, I pursued Criminal Justice.

Meet Your Neighbor: Detective Alex Escalante

October 11, 2017

I wanted to be a police officer from day one. When I turned 18, I took the exam and have been with NYPD ever since.

Meet Your Neighbor: Shoba Dalvi

September 25, 2017

I came to America in 1972 from Mumbai. I had two beautiful daughters and launched a 25-year career in the Insurance industry. When I retired in 2012, I learned about QCH’s Senior Center in Forest Hills.


Meet Your Neighbor: Michael Gordon

September 5, 2017

Growing up, my stepdad was a Federal Agent, so I’ve lived in almost every state on the East Coast from New York to Florida. I’ve worked in every field, from food service to truck driving to construction to car sales.  

Meet Your Neighbor: Miriam Elkhouly

August 28, 2017

“I was a lawyer in my home country, Peru. When the political climate changed, I lost my job and found it very difficult to find another position.

Meet Your Neighbor: Cesar Peña

August 17, 2017

“I left Guatemala for New York City when I was 35 years old. My wife, two daughters and I moved into the Forest Hills Co-op, and I started washing dishes at a local bakery.

Meet Your Neighbor: Alexandria Sumpter-Delves

May 26, 2017

“I’ve been a resident of Queens for 38 years. I love Queens because there’s just this strong sense of community, even more so for me because my husband runs a dojo here.

Meet Your Neighbor: Niara Johnson

May 19, 2017

“I came to know QCH through the Summer Youth Employment and Work, Learn & Grow programs. Through both I was able to work for a local television station.

Meet Your Neighbors: The Alfaro Sisters

May 12, 2017

“Our family came to the United States from El Salvador. My sister and I came to QCH for the English classes; we wanted to communicate better with people. The way they teach us here is better than any other place I’ve been.

Meet Your Neighbor: Craig Birthwright

May 4, 2017

“I graduated from SUNY Old Westbury in 2016 with a degree in media and communications. I spent some time interning at a public relations firm on Long Island while applying for jobs.  QCH’s opening for a Youth Employment Specialist instantly caught my attention.

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