2018 World AIDS Day
Hempstead Community Celebration:
On World AIDS Day, Youth Advisory Board members of LIAAC's Project Connect participated in a community event hosted by Five Towns Community Center. The event was held at the African American Museum in Hempstead, the community enjoyed interesting workshops, delicious food and uplifting musical performances where the focus centered on supporting and lifting up those in our community impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Stony Brook University Radio Broadcast:
In honor of World AIDS Day, staff from LIAAC's Project Connect participated in a sit-down interview with the Office of Health Services at Stony Brook University which was broadcasted on the College's radio station, WUSB 90.1. The informative and engaging conversation centered on the many ways in which our Long Island youth population has been impacted by HIV/AIDS.
2018 Fall Events In and Around Our Community
Trunk or Treat: Brentwood Community Halloween Celebration
On Halloween Night, County Legislator, Monica Martinez, in collaboration with Suffolk County Police Athletic League and Girl Scout Troop 909, hosted a spooky evening of costumes and candy. Community members were invited to decorate the trunks of their cars and hand out treats to children in an outdoor harvest festival. LIAAC's Project Connect Staff was out in full force, dressed for the occasion, meeting and greeting children and families. Fun was had by all.
Brentwood Community Thanksgiving Day Event
LIAAC's Project Connect Staff and Family members joined a Town of Brentwood effort to support the community on Thanksgiving Day. County Legislator, Monica Martinez in collaboration with Teamsters Local 237 and Long Island Home Builders Care INC, organized a coat and canned food drive and served a warm and festive holiday meal to members of the community at La Espiguita Soccer Academy in Brentwood.
Hempstead High School Thanksgiving Event
LIAAC's Project Connect Staff participated in an evening of fellowship and fun as Hempstead High School hosted a Thanksgiving evening celebration for students and families. On Tuesday, November 20th, Hempstead district students, parents and families were welcome to share in the festivities as student leaders, faculty and staff at the high school served up delicious holiday cuisine.