A Year In Review: Elmont’s Top 20 Moments of 2016

By Karl Valere Dear Neighbors, What a year it’s been! 2016 will likely go down in history as a year filled with amazing highs and heartbreaking lows. Elmont was not immune to this trend, as the community experienced historic milestones and suffered intense losses. This year saw Elmont Alumni living out their dreams, while doing wonderful and exciting thingsContinue reading “A Year In Review: Elmont’s Top 20 Moments of 2016”

Young Black Women Sponsor All-Girls School in Haiti

  Endless possibilities abound when you follow your passion. A prime example of this fact can be found in the life and work of 24-year-old Elmont native, Rachalie Barthelemy, whose passion led her to join forces with family and friends to create a nonprofit organization that offers health, education, and inspiration services to underdeveloped regionsContinue reading “Young Black Women Sponsor All-Girls School in Haiti”

Public Allies New York alum: ‘I was born to serve, love, and lead’

Originally posted on PUBLIC ALLIES:
When Karl Valere was growing up on Long Island, he remembers hearing a lot of anti-Haitian sentiment expressed on TV and across the world. His parents, who were born and raised in Haiti, would say to him: “We’re not what they say we are. We’re more than that. We have dignity. We respect ourselves and…

Fellow Alumni Join Elmont Graduate’s Fight Against Cancer

    Source: Facebook, Go Fund Me Friends, family, Elmont alumni and perfect strangers are showing an outpouring of support online for Elmont graduate, Katiana Fongsam, 26, who learned Friday that she is battling Stage 4 Cervical cancer. The Elmont native, who is described as “vibrant”, “silly” and “outgoing” on her Go Fund Me Page, saysContinue reading “Fellow Alumni Join Elmont Graduate’s Fight Against Cancer”

Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School

    A Message from Elmont Memorial High School Principal Kevin Dougherty  Dear Parent/Guardian: The following days have been designated as district testing days on our school calendar: Tuesday, January 26th, Wednesday, January 27th, Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th. For the first two days of testing, regular classes will not be in sessionContinue reading “Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School”