Community Partners

National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) – NDLON works to foster safer, more human environments for day laborers, and works to protect and expand their civil, labor, and human rights. Contact Clara for more information: (Clara Schopf at
 Advocate for Community Health (ACH) in partnership with Health Leads – The ACH-HL Help Desk Advocates at Nassau University Medical Center work in the community to connect families to basic resources they need to be healthy. Advocates work with families to connect them to healthcare and advocacy services, including enrollment in healthcare plans, public benefits, and services for children with special healthcare needs. Contact (Nuzhat at
Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition (GUAAC) – a cross-section of community groups in Uniondale whose primary role is to ensure that all stakeholders in Uniondale have the opportunity to engage in a meaningful community planning process. Emphasizes community development, poverty alleviation through Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) learning enrichment and enhancing second language proficiency, gentrification and redistricting issues. Contact (Greg Maney at )
Hempstead High School Initiative (HHSI) – The Hempstead High School Initiative is a coalition of community and Hofstra based organizations offering services to adolescent youth in the Hempstead Village area. HHSI coordinates and synergizes existing programs/services and assists in the development of new ones. The initiative publicizes these opportunities through a variety of venues, including social media as well as outreach to civic associations, religious congregations, and community-based advocacy groups. Contact Francesca for more information: (Francesca Scaraggi at
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives – The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, activist organization founded in 1985 to educate on peace, nonviolence, and human security issues and to promote dialogue on America’s Role in the World and the responsibility of citizens in determining national priorities and policies. Contact Nuzhat at for more information.


Sustained Dialogue Network/ Roosevelt Institute – Developing a chapter here at Hofstra; aiming to work with Roosevelt Institute to organize and conduct a series of focus groups with Hempstead youth, teachers, and parents. We envision these focus groups leading up to a town hall forum that presents the findings as the basis for further discussion. (contact Mish for more information at

Roosevelt Community Center – Anti-bullying/tutoring program Received grant from Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation to support anti-bullying initiative, we would like atleast one fellow to be involved in this initiative (with the help of CCE’s Grants Committee)


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