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Star of Queens: Cheryl Swiatkowski, Girl Scouts of Greater New York
Star of Queens: Cheryl Swiatkowski, Girl Scouts of Greater New York
News Queens Courier Staff 9/30/2013 at 9:27AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: “My community service is really for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. I started volunteering in September of 1980 at St. Adalbert’s in Elmhurst, and after 1990 I continued on to take on additional roles with the Girl Scouts. I was asked if I could become a trainer, which was a volunteer [...]

Star of Queens: Alberta Crowley, volunteer, Bricktown Community Garden
Star of Queens: Alberta Crowley, volunteer, Bricktown Community Garden
News Queens Courier Staff 9/23/2013 at 9:07AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Community Garden on 106th Avenue and 173rd Street in southeast Queens has become a second home to Alberta Crowley for the past five years. Crowley, 70, volunteers at the garden, planting any and every kind of vegetable. She additionally works with a group of developmentally disabled individuals, helping them harvest their own [...]

Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
News Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 10:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ten years ago Carolina Peñafiel founded Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization. It has housed its headquarters and gallery space inside the warehouses of 5Pointz in Long Island City. Local Project gives back to the community by showcasing local artists and holding events with local groups. “It is a very welcoming space, it’s [...]