Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Justice & Legal


39-42 59TH STWOODSIDE, NY 11377 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Woodside on the Move is a grassroots community organization dedicated to making Woodside and Western Queens a better place to live, work, and do business. Our services include one-on-one help with affordable housing, pro bono legal clinics, after school and summer camp, adult ESL and computer classes, and public events including street fairs and art festivals. Our monthly tenant meetings and rallies are gathering spaces where underrepresented populations including new immigrants and seniors bring their questions, concerns, and voices to the table and act on citywide campaigns for rent stabilization. Our neighborhood thrives when all of our neighbors participate and have a voice at the table. We welcome your ideas and participation. Together we can keep Woodside and Western Queens moving forward.


Established in 1976, Woodside On The Move (WOTM) offers a diverse range of programs and services for the maintenance and improvement of the quality of life in Woodside, Queens. Maintaining decent, affordable housing is an important aspect of our mission. WOTM has provided assistance to the community in housing, youth services, business, culture and job placement which helps both businesses and residents. WOTM's activities include co-ownership of a 78-unit senior residence; serving as a local sponsor for the Sunnywood Partnership Homes, providing businesses with employment services; providing after-school and summer youth programs; and organizing community activities such as neighborhood clean-ups, street fairs, holiday tree lighting, and free concerts in schools and parks. WOTM also provides tenant and landlord assistance and homeowner financial counseling. The corporation performs the following NPC activities: tenant/client assistance, grants and program assistance, research/outreach/organizational development, and homeowner financial counseling. As a way to broadly inform the community about our services, WOTM opened a Web Site giving the opportunity to tenants/clients to access information about our programs.


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