Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Gladys (and her guide dog Krista!)

"I currently volunteer for QCH’s Friendly Visiting program. As happy as I am to be able to help them, volunteering with the program has also helped me a lot, teaching me to have more patience, empathy, and understanding with people, especially older adults.

Meet Your Neighbor: Jessica Chin

"Life during the pandemic was a (socially distanced friendly) roller coaster ride.

Meet Your Neighbor: Peter Merani

"I've been at QCH for almost three years and I've gotten to work on some great government proposals. My typical day involves working with our Chief Strategy Officer (Dennis) and our Associate Executive Directors (Mary, Ivonne, and Robin).

Meet Your Neighbor: Norman Leibowitz

"I became a caregiver when my wife was diagnosed with dementia 13 years ago. Caregiving has its ups and downs. I know my wife is still in there. QCH has helped me in my journey of caregiving.

Meet Your Neighbor: Melissa Noble

"The first time I got connected to QCH was during my fall semester of 2021. It was my last semester in the social work program at QCH and I was required to do an internship for class. At the time I knew nothing about trade school or what a trade was.

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.

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