Giving Garden Bears Fruit At Bellerose

Beautiful things are growing at QCP’s Bellerose campus. Through the joint efforts of QCP, The Home Depot Foundation, Team Depot and the NY Restoration Project, QCP will soon have its first “Giving Garden.” The half-acre plot at Bellerose will deliver a year-long bounty of home-grown vegetables, and be a space to relax and enjoy the flowers and decorative planting. QCP program participants will have the opportunity, not only to sample… Read More

2018 Footsteps For Progress Crosses The Finish Line

On April 22, Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) and co-host St. John’s University celebrated the success of its 45th Annual Community and 5K time run, Footsteps for Progress. Led by Grand Marshall, Joe Sciame, Vice President of Community Relations at St. John’s University, more than fifty runners stepped off from QCP’s 164th Street location and looped twice through the St. John’s campus. More than 300 walkers followed the runners, and… Read More

QCP Staff Member Thomas McCoy Receives Award

Thomas McCoy can’t exactly remember how long he’s worked at the QCP Clinic (“Give or take seventeen years, I think…”), but he’s absolutely sure about the benefits to QCP individuals: “It’s a chance to help people, to treat individuals with respect.” And, this past March, Thomas received recognition for his dedicated service from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz when she presented him with an award from (it’s a long title,… Read More

Bayside High School – Most Spirited!

Bayside’s website home page says it: Volunteering. Good for you. Good for your city. Use your time, passion, skills and willingness to help to address New York City’s most pressing needs. And, we’re happy to report that Bayside’s students have taken that advice to heart. Bayside High School has consistently, year after year, supported TeamQCP by being front and center at our Cheer Zone in Long Island City. This past year, despite the… Read More

Ed Charles Passing

Ed Charles, renowned Major League baseball third baseman, member of the Kansas City Athletics and the “Miracle Mets”, passed away at his home in East Elmhurst on March 15 at the age of 84. Mr. Charles was a long-standing supporter of Queens Centers For Progress, making it a point to attend our annual galas, and often donated his baseball memorabilia to help raise funds for the agency. Mr. Charles was… Read More