QCP’s Community Pre-Voc Work at New Apostolic Church

The Community Pre-Vocational Crew is in the house! Francesca, Chris, Jing Tang and Amanda help the community at the New Apostolic Church. In turn, they learn skills for employment. QCP believes in the transformative power of community integration where participants not only learn but actively engage in volunteer opportunities that mirror the responsibilities and expectations of the workplace. Under the guidance of our trained and supportive staff and community partners,… Read More

Congresswoman Grace Meng Kicks Off Renovation Project at QCP’s Children’s Center

On June 18, 2024, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) visited Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool to celebrate a significant victory for the community. Thanks to her efforts, Meng secured $850,000 in federal funding dedicated to the reconstruction and renovations of the center’s facility which serves children three to five years of age who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event was a vibrant celebration as Congresswoman Meng was welcomed… Read More

Jamaica Rotary Club Visits Our Bellerose Campus

QCP is so fortunate to have such a wonderful relationship with the Rotary Club of Jamaica, Queens and NYPD Patrol Borough South. QCP’s Bellerose Campus had the best time ever this year with a delicious BBQ and all the trimmings catered by some of the best chefs in town – our amazing NYPD and Rotarians! There were also Disney characters, desserts, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, Jumping Rope Contests, Music, Decorations,… Read More

QCP Honors Martin Efron & Esther Lainis at Annual Summer Gala

(pictured left to right: 2019 Man of the Year, Doug Meyer; Gala Chairman, Franz Gritsch; 2024 Honorees Martin Efron and Esther Lainis; QCP Executive Director, Terri Ross; 2023 Woman of the Year, Abby Parsonnet; and QCP Board of Directors President, Thomas Toscano.) Thank you to all that supported and generously gave to our 2024 Annual Summer Gala. What a memorable night it was! First and foremost, we would like to… Read More

A Moving Tribute to Our Founder, Natalie Rogers

A Tribute to Our Founder – Natalie Rogers Natalie Katz Rogers was a trailblazing advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), leaving an indelible mark on the community she served. As a founder of Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), she laid the foundation for vital support systems that continue to benefit countless lives. Her unwavering dedication to championing the rights and needs of both children and adults with… Read More