Annual Years of Service Awards: “It’s Like Family”

QCP applauded 86 dedicated employees at its annual “Years of Service” awards ceremony on November 5, which honored staffers who have achieved milestones of employment anywhere from five to forty years. QCP Executive Director Charles Houston attributes QCP’s longtime employee rate to QCP’s culture, which promotes a supportive and fulfilling work environment. “Employees form meaningful relationships with the people they serve everyday and witness firsthand the progress that each person… Read More

NY1 Airs QCP’s Cutting Edge Day at LP & Company Hair Salon

With style and flair, owner of LP & Company Hair Salon Larry Mottola opened his Fresh Meadows salon for one day during the holiday season to invite individuals with disabilities in for free haircuts. The full-house event was captured by NY1, which aired the holiday beauty makeover event that highlighted QCP program participants receiving fresh cuts and new styles. Larry began this holiday tradition 32 years ago, after being inspired… Read More

QCP Blends Successful Ingredients at “Evening of Fine Foods Event”

A triple treat was had by all as Queens Centers for Progress recently hosted its Evening of Fine Food Event that included delectable dishes from area restaurants, wine tasting and casino table fun at Terrace on the Park in Flushing. The mood was one of excitement and enthusiasm as over 300 people gathered to celebrate and honor five exemplary community members as the Event’s “Chefs of the Year.” Honored for… Read More

Come Join 2015 Footsteps For Progress Walk – Walk Teams Raising Awareness & Funds

Queens Centers for Progress’ Annual Footsteps for Progress Walk is taking place on Saturday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Footsteps for Progress is a 5-mile Walk from the QCP Center (81-15 164th Street in Jamaica) to Kissena Park, around the park and back to QCP. WPIX Reporter Narmeen Chodhury will be the MC for the Walk as well as host the brunch taking place immediately following the… Read More

QCP Creates Lasting Friendships The Story of Thomas & Walter

Thomas and Walter met 48 years ago at QCP and today are closer than brothers. The two met as teenagers while attending the pre-vocational program and immediately hit it off. Walter and Thomas would remain friends over the years but it wasn’t until they moved into QCP’s Jackson Heights residence on the same day 13 years ago when their bond really formed. Walter has truly taken his friend under his… Read More