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

Stop by our weekly orientation on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. to learn more about QCC and other Workforce Initiatives programs. Learn what HR departments are seeking. For additional information and a printable flyer, please click here!

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This new resource offered by our Queens Career Connect program is an appointment-based opportunity, which meets in small groups on select Fridays, to assist members in need of career counseling advice or job search assistance. The club offers help with resumes, cover letters, online job applications, interviewing and networking skills, while enhancing participants' interpersonal skills, improving computer literacy, and gaining access to additional services. In order to participate in our QCC Job Club, individuals must have attended a Queens Career Connect orientation session in advance. For more information or to register (which is mandatory) please contact Carolyn Weinstein, Service Coordinator, at 718.268.5011 ext 167 or cweinstein@cqy.org.

Web Development and Coding Course

CQY is offering a NEW web development and coding course!
This 10-week hands-on program will expose learners to the basics and mechanics underlying the development and design of websites. Through instructor lead lessons and the use of online modules, participants will learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
This program is open to beginners with the goal of teaching general Web Development skills that can be applied to any web development project.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9AM to 11AM, beggining on January 16th at the CQY's Workforce Lab (67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375)
For More Information contact Brynn McCormick at BMcCormick@cqy.org




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.

We 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

To be screened for SNAP benefits please contact Annelise MacLeod at 718.204.7217; 718.268.5011 ext 118; or amacleod@cqy.org.

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



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.  Contact us for details about how to enroll, and to arrange for a placement exam.

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

For information about any of the above programs and to determine if you are eligible, contact Denia Tavarez at ext 162 or dtavarez@cqy.org.


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 kklein@cqy.org.

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 mandaluz@cqy.org.  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. The temporary location of our Food Pantry is the Queens Jewish Center, 66-05 108th Street, Forest Hills. Food Distributions are currently every other Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. The next distributions will be:

Wed. May 24th (O-Z)
Wed. June 7th (A-N)
Wed. June 21st (O-Z)

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 mnisanov@cqy.org.

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


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Central Queens Y
67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
  Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
Telephone: 718-225-6750

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