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
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.
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.
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
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