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Queens Career Connect
and Workforce Initiatives

Contact Denia Tavarez 718.268.5011 ext 162

Are you seeking employment?

Queens Career Connect offers the following services, FREE of charge:

     • Job search assistance with a professional job developer
• Work readiness skills training, such as interview skills and résumé writing
• Career counseling and networking skills 
• Computer skills training
• Case management

We also offer the following certificate training courses:

      • Home Health Aide
• Security Guard
• Pharmacy Technician
• Certified Nurse Aide
• Childcare
• Dialysis Technician
• Medical Billing
• EKG/Phlebotomy
• Food Handler

(There may be additional training courses that do not appear on the list above.)

For more information about Queens Career Connect please contact Denia Tavarez at 718.268.5011 ext 162 or

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Thanks to the generosity of The Shirley & William Fleischer Family Foundation, with a gift through UJA-Federation of New York,
the Central Queens Y can now offer a fully equipped Computer Lab for its Workforce Development Programs! Steven D. Fleischer,
Executive Vice President of the Foundation, cuts the ribbon.


Central Queens Y is proud to offer job skills and work readiness training to individuals who are receiving SNAP benefits, and are seeking employment and employment support services.  With a comprehensive training schedule and an experienced staff, we help participants create careers to benefit their entire families.

For information about S.E.T. and to determine if you are eligible, contact Denia Tavarez at ext. 162 or

For an S.E.T. flyer to share, click here!

This program is made possible through a grant from the NYS Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance.  


The CUNY Hillel Career Services Initiative provides on-site career and graduate school guidance at Hunter College Hillel; Hillel at Baruch College; and Hillel at the College of Staten Island.  Through the initiative, CUNY Hillel students receive individualized, one-on-one career guidance, group workshops on career exploration and job search topics, and large networking and career exploration events, held in partnership with UJA-Federation of New York's Emerging Leaders and Philanthropists. For more information please contact Karen Klein, Director of Career Development, at 718.268.5011 ext 170 or

This program is made possible through the support of UJA-Federation of New York's Caring Commission.


The goal of the Healthy Families Program is to support and strengthen individuals and their families. Using a strength-based, case management approach, which is based on the principles of family development, programs address the particular needs of each participant. Case management includes working with the family to assess strengths, needs, and resources; developing an individualized strategy to meet short and long-term goals; and following up with the family to determine whether goals have been met and/or needs have changed. Programs assist families in accessing resources for identified needs, including domestic violence, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, health and nutrition. Programs also provide advocacy and assistance in obtaining government benefits, housing, citizenship, education and employment, and other social services.  For information, please call Mildred Andaluz, Program Supervisor, at 718.268.3137 ext 5652 or  For a printable flyer to share, please click here!


No one should ever go hungry.  We can help.  Monthly distributions provided three days worth of kosher food.  We also provide emergency food packages as needed.

Food Distributions are currently every other Wednesday from 9:00am–2:00pm
The temporary location of our Food Pantry is:
Queens Jewish Center, 66-05 108th Street, Forest Hills
Upcoming distribution dates: Sept. 14; Sept. 28; Oct. 20 (Thursday); Nov. 16; Nov. 30; Dec. 14; Dec. 28.   

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

Would you like to help? We always look for active volunteers to assist in packaging and distributing food. For more details, contact Mindy Nisanov at ext 633 or


FREE Virtual Tax Preparation by IRS Certified VITA Volunteer Preparers,
from January 30 to April 13.  Please click here for a printable flyer in English and Spanish.

We are here to help!  We assist or refer individuals applying for citizenship, having difficulty navigating the healthcare system, struggling with issues resulting from domestic abuse, human trafficking, or torture, having difficulty finding jobs subsequent to an arrest, and in need of legal assistance. Partner organizations include Public Health Solutions, North Shore LIJ, Safe Horizon, Queens Justice Center, the Center for Community Alternatives, and the Elmhurst Hospital Libertas Center for Human Rights.

For an appropriate referral, contact Denia Tavarez, Program Coordinator, at ext. 162 or


Knowledge of the English language is crucial in professional development.  Our intense ESOL classes will help you make the jump to fluency by focusing on reading, writing, listening, grammar, speaking, and pronunciation.

Classes are FREE for eligible participants.  For more information about how to enroll, and to arrange for a placement exam, contact Denia Tavarez at ext 162 or

This program is generously funded by the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development.