After 36 years of extraordinary service to Queens Centers for Progress, Executive Director Charles Houston has retired. The indelible trail that Charlie leaves will always be remembered.
Thank you, Charlie, for your dedication to the mission of QCP. Your respect for the people we serve has taught us to work with compassion, hopefulness, and a great deal of heart. You have been a consistent leader who inspires all around you to do their best. You showed by example how passionate advocacy on behalf of the lives of people with developmental disabilities can make a huge difference. On State and National levels, you were a voice for change and successfully led our agency in advocating for the people we serve. Your impact on the lives of thousands will be felt every day.
With gratitude and thanks, we wish you the very best going forward.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson