Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Christian Melendez

April 21, 2017

“I’m currently in the Agriculture Program at John Bowne High School, and my teacher told us about the Pomonok Center and what a great place it was. I met the Director of the Youth Food Justice  program and we had such a great talk that I signed up to be a part of it.

Meet Your Neighbor: Pedro Ayala

April 14, 2017

“I first came in contact with QCH in 1985 when I was working for Cannon and I would come to service the office equipment here. In 1996, I decided to leave Cannon and start my own company.

Meet Your Neighbor: Yolanda Vaquero

April 7, 2017

“I came to the United States from Mexico when I was 17 years old. The whole country of Mexico is very poor, so we came to the U.S. to have a better life and a better education.

Meet Your Neighbor: Mala Panday

March 31, 2017

“I was an Assistant Principal at a school in Flushing where QCH had a robust after school program. When I accepted the Principal position at The Young Women’s Leadership School, I wanted to establish a similar relationship here.

Meet Your Neighbors: Marion Fox & Shirley Sass

March 24, 2017

“I grew up in the Pomonok Houses and when I was eligible to join a senior center, I knew I had to come to the Pomonok Senior Center. I’ve made so many friends and I love the trips we take. We have exercise classes and singing classes, and I feel like they just keep us going.

Meet Your Neighbor: Pemba C. Sherpa

March 17, 2017

“I graduated from Hunter College in 2013 with my psychology degree. I played basketball for Hunter and afterwards I pursued a professional career in basketball in Asia and played for the Nepal national team.

Meet Your Neighbor: Anil Maihepat

March 10, 2017

“I attend the after school Youth Development Center at Newtown High School. I’m taking the guitar class, where we learn how to play and then perform songs for visitors who stop by.

Meet Your Neighbor: Carol Ann Caviello

March 3, 2017

“My sister lived in the Forest Hills Coop for many years. She introduced me to her neighbor and that man became my husband. I took care of them both for many years with the help of QCH and the NORC program.

Meet Your Neighbor: Antonia Exinvil

February 24, 2017

“I’ve been a part of this neighborhood since I was little. I live in the building right next to the Pomonok Community Center, so I’ve been volunteering and helping out here for as long as I can remember.

Meet Your Neighbor: Rosalba Sarmiento

February 17, 2017

“In 1994, I had no job at all so I started to think about opening my own daycare. A friend told me about the Queens Childcare Network and how they give workshops on providing proper child care. I went and learned everything I could, and now 23 years later I have two locations.

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