QCP

Kids get visit from Santa, presents at Queens Centers for Progress
Kids get visit from Santa, presents at Queens Centers for Progress
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/19/2013 at 11:00AM

Santa and Frosty the Snowman paid a visit to the children at the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), bringing holiday cheer with them once more. Now in its 16th year, QCP has partnered with the Jamaica Rotary Club to give toys to kids at the children’s center. NYPD Community Affairs officers from the Queens south [...]

Disabled cuts fight not over
Disabled cuts fight not over
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 3/14/2013 at 11:49AM

The State Legislature recently voted to restore funds through its budgets to disabled programs. But with negotiations still on the horizon, the battle isn’t over. “With so many Queens families continuing to struggle during these tough economic times, we must do everything we can to ensure New York State has programs in place to help [...]

Tradition makes the holidays bright for kids
Tradition makes the holidays bright for kids
News Maggie Hayes 12/22/2012 at 12:48PM

“I love seeing Santa!” said Natasha Ayala, a student at the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), as she pet her new stuffed dog. “I have my own dog at home, too.” Last week, the Jamaica Rotary made its yearly donation of hundreds of toys to QCP as dozens of excited children eagerly opened their presents. [...]

Santa was really a Rotarian
Santa was really a Rotarian
News Alexa Altman 12/15/2011 at 3:54PM

Santa Claus rang his sleigh bells loudly as he combed the halls of the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) Children’s Center. Followed closely by Frosty the Snowman, the pair peeked inside various rooms, searching for children. Toys in hand, they entered one at the end of the hallway — to an eruption of delighted squeals. [...]