"I learned about QCH through the SYEP program and my school. I was surprised I didn’t know about the organization sooner since it’s located in my local neighborhood. I joined SYEP at the age of 15 in hopes of getting some pocket cash but most importantly work experience.
On August 18, QCH's Virtual Closet pop-up shop was open for Queens neighbors at 70-34 Austin Street in Forest Hills. The inventory included a wide range of clothing, from professional and stylish attire, and it was made through generous donations from patrons.
“I was born and raised in Jackson Heights for 11 years before I had to move out. Since then, I'd been longing for an opportunity to come back home. Then I came across QCH's Beacon Community Center at PS 149Q.