A Tribute To Charles Houston, Upon His Retirement

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 … Read More

Footsteps For Progress

The 44th Annual Community Walk, Footsteps for Progress, brought 250 walkers and 50 runners to the finish line on April 1, 2017. A 5K run was combined with the event, held in collaboration with St. John’s University. This annual tradition, much supported in the community, raised $33,000 to help QCP support children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Team QCP Runs To Raise Funds

A team of fifteen runners are committed to getting in shape and raising funds for QCP. Runners are training for the TCS New York City Marathon and the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC! Over $125,000 has been raised since TEAM QCP was created in 2011, thanks to the dedicated runners. Interested in joining the team? Contact Wendy Phaff at 718-380-3000, ext. 325, or via email at WPhaff@queenscp.org.

Day Hab Individuals Train With Athletes

It was a winning combination from the start. St. John’s University Women’s Track & Field Team  partnered  with  QCP  and  Achilles International  Queens  Chapter  to  lend  their athletic  prowess  for  a  new  purpose.  The team  trained  25  individuals  from  QCP’s Bellerose and  Jamaica  Day  Hab  programs over  six  weeks. As Day  Hab  individuals worked  out  with  Achilles and  St.  John’s athletes,  they  developed  new  skills  and  a profound  sense  of … Read More

QCP Golf Outing A Hole-In-One

On September 7, 2017, QCP held its 21st Annual Golf Outing, generously sponsored by The Home Depot and its vendors for the 21st consecutive year. This year’s event was QCP’s highest grossing to date, raising more than $1 million to enhance the nonprofit’s programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Approximately 130 sponsors contributed to the fun-filled event, while 450 golfers swung for a wonderful cause. During the evening… Read More