Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Jessica Yip

It was a challenging path that led me to become an Alternatives to College Counselor. When I was in school, I was an academically-focused student, so I stayed just under the radar of my own counselor. I’d meet with her once a year, she’d tell me I was on track to graduate, and that was it.

Meet Your Neighbor: Yolanda Delatour

Twenty five years ago, I came to this country with my three daughters.  I visited New York once before I moved here. As a visitor everything looks wonderful but when you move here with a family, it’s completely different. It took me three months to get us our own apartment.

Meet Your Neighbor: Enzo & Genaro Jaramillo

Meet Your Neighbor: Enzo & Genaro Jaramillo

Genaro (Right): I was born in Peru, and I came to this country at the age of three. I grew up in Elmhurst so when people ask me where I’m from, I say, "I’m from Queens.”

Meet Your Neighbor: Boris Babaisakov

Some of my friends think it’s weird that I wake up early to check the stocks every day before school.  But I find it very interesting, especially when one small change in the market changes everything.

Meet Your Neighbor: Yalime Ospina

Both my daughters have been involved with QCH after school programs since they started school. My oldest is in seventh grade at JHS 217 and my youngest is in third grade at PS 86.

Meet Your Neighbor: Lucy Lu

I first came to the Forest Hills Senior Center fifteen years ago. At that time, I didn’t know many people here, and I’d never taken a Tai Chi class. I am originally from Taiwan and spent many years traveling the globe for my career, so new experiences never intimidate me.

Meet Your Neighbor: Ozzie Araujo

My first memories of QCH are from when I was four years old.  I attended the Early Childhood Program, which was great for my parents since they both worked. When I was 11, I joined the Afterschool Athletics program.

Meet Your Neighbor: Pam Chowayou

I am a Forest Hills local, and my elderly dad, Kenny, has been receiving QCH’s Meals on Wheels service for about three months now.

Meet Your Neighbor: Breona Burton

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: Shoba Dalvi

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.


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