Meet Your Neighbor

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.

Meet Your Neighbor: Christina Edmunds

February 10, 2017

"In 1997, I applied for the Summer Youth Employment Program and was placed in QCH's Neighborhood Intergenerational Chore and Errand program. Nine years later, I applied for the secretary position at their Pomonok Community Center.

Meet Your Neighbor: Kayla Grant

February 3, 2017

“My middle school [J.H.S. 157] introduced me to the Summer Photography Program at QCH last year, and then through that I was introduced to Access For Young Women.

Meet Your Neighbor: Shivani Patel

January 27, 2017

“I’ve lived in Forest Hills for as long as I can remember, so I was excited to be hired recently as a program aide for QCH's new Friendly Visiting program.

Meet Your Neighbor: Johanna Katz

January 20, 2017

“In September, I turned 105 years old. Because of my age, I can’t really go shopping anymore. So for the last five years, maybe even longer than that, I’ve been receiving meal-on-wheels and case management assistance from QCH.

Meet Your Neighbor: Mike Zevon

January 6, 2017

"I first came to QCH back in 1983 when I was 13 years old. I was recruited into the Advice through Athletics program by Steve Pullano, who was my teacher at the time.

Meet Your Neighbor: Yonatan Segura

December 18, 2016

"I was born in Mexico and my family and I immigrated here when I was just 2 years old. I actually haven’t been back there since we left 26 years ago, so when an opportunity came up to study abroad at the biggest university in Mexico, I knew I had to take advantage.

Meet Your Neighbor: Desiray Hicks

November 4, 2016

"I learned about QCH when I was dealing with my possible eviction, and a Human Resources Administration representative told me about their Eviction Prevention Unit.

Meet Your Neighbor: Tom Marsh

October 14, 2016

"I worked at John Adams High School for 18 years and I was Dean for six of those years. But I had to retire early to work on recovering from cancer. I was depressed, but then I found the Pomonok Senior Center and I started feeling really inspired.

Meet Your Neighbor: Dr. Brian Kerr

September 9, 2016

"As the Assistant Dean for Student Development (at Queensborough Community College), I work with QCH’s College Access and Success Program staff to let them know how their students are doing. I also help the students find what they need.

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