Human Services

SAMUEL FIELD YM & YWHA INC dba Commonpoint Queens

Community happens here

aka Commonpoint Queens

Little Neck, NY


Mission--to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of their community regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender, sexual identity or sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. In 2018 the Samuel Field Y and the Central Queens Y officially merged and became Commonpoint Queens. The merger expanded our reach, to meet the evolving needs of our borough, and to more effectively reinforce that we are a “commonpoint” for the diverse populations of Queens to come together.

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Chief Executive Offiver

Danielle Ellman

Main Address

58-20 Little Neck Pkwy

Little Neck, NY 11362 USA


child care, after school, caring for children with special needs, Alzheimer's and autism programs.





Cause Area (NTEE Code)


Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

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Early Childhood Services

After School Programs

Services for Children Having Special Needs

Older Adult Services

Community Mental Health

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After School Programs

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our organization’s ultimate goal in terms of impact is to serve the people of Queens by addressing the ever changing needs of our borough’s residents. Since our inception almost 60 years ago, we have been adept at creating, changing, and updating our programs and services to best address the needs of our city’s most vulnerable populations. Our award winning programs include early childhood and teen services, after school and camp activities, services for children having a variety of special needs, older adult services, and physical education and recreation.

Because Queens is a geographic area that is dense and multicultural, the Samuel Field Y works to be seen as an inclusive place for people of all ethnic backgrounds to find social service and recreational resources. Our tagline “Community Happens Here” defines and promotes this philosophy. Aside from our ability to adapt programming to meet the needs of our residents, Commonpoint Queens continually innovates and adapts our strategic planning to meet the challenges that face our community.

Because Commonpoint Queens serves so many people throughout the borough, and has a long-standing reputation as a vetted and trusted resource, we have been able to create strategic partnerships with leaders in the community. These include but are not limited to other social services agencies, media, politicians, and business leaders. Our strong and wide-reaching network allows us to provide expert, high-quality services and build partnerships to broaden our reach, enhance outcomes, and expand our ability to serve the people of Queens.

Through formal and informal evaluation methods We look to our community members to provide ongoing feedback. Our agency and staff members have been recognized in the community with acknowledgments and awards for our programming and leadership. As with any non-profit organization, we are also held accountable to our funders to adhere to higher levels of transparency and reporting. The continued support that we receive from private foundations, government grants, and individuals shows the trust placed in Commonpoint Queens.

Our award-winning programs have received international recognition as we successfully serve people of all ages and stages of life, and at all ability levels. We have done so with success, but there is always work to be done. We continue to monitor our ability to be nimble in continuing to address the ever-changing needs of our community.

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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