Meet Melissa Jackson. Melissa graduated from Elmont Memorial High School in 2006. After graduating, Melissa attended the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York, where she was a Jackie Robinson scholarship award recipient from 2006-2010. Melissa graduated magna cum laude from Sophie Davis and was accepted into Dartmouth Medical School. She then graduatedContinue reading “Elmont Graduate Becomes a Doctor, Triumphs in the Face of Sickle-Cell Disease”
The mark of a truly successful individual is that of one who is able to craft a unique vision and then apply themselves to bring it to life. Luck, miracles and serendipity take a backseat to work ethic, preparation and consistency when chasing one’s dreams. Our next featured artist has natural musical ability, which includesContinue reading “The Scene: @WhoIsAriel”
Source: Damon Young, The Root Magazine Named after Rakim from Eric B. & Rakim, the Rakim cut was a box with a part going from the front of the head to the back. It was a very popular hairstyle in 1989, a fact I remember quite vividly because I had one, too. By sixth grade, I’d cutContinue reading “The Young Black Hair Revolution”
Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Today, Christopher views his position as a teacher and a business owner as an incredible opportunity to help promote growth in the community. At the Long Island Barber Institute (LIBI) he has helped and continues to help young people realizeContinue reading “Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble”
We’re super duper excited to feature Elite Barber Parlor, it’s talented barbers and innovative products as part of our new, cutting-edge, 4-week series entitled, “Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship,” highlighting young adult business ownership in the Elmont community.