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…

Community Safety Corner: 4 Arrested after violently beating and tying up a woman in her Elmont home

Source: Newsday Four people have been charged in connection with a Saturday robbery of an Elmont home where a 29-year-old woman was punched, kicked, sprayed with mace and bound with wires and duct tape, Nassau County police said. The suspects were identified as Elizabeth Hogg, 22, of 219 Gotham Ave., Elmont; Alicia Campbell, 27, ofContinue reading “Community Safety Corner: 4 Arrested after violently beating and tying up a woman in her Elmont home”

We Started Here: Paul

School is wonderful. Higher education is even better. Everyone can and ought to have a chance at a decent school where they can work hard, earn good grades and soar beyond his or her potential. Elmont Memorial High School is indeed such a place. Home to some of the best and brightest, Elmont upholds aContinue reading “We Started Here: Paul”

The Color of Brilliance: High Achieving Black Scholars at Elmont High School Say People Wonder If They’re Cheating

Source: Karin Chenoweth, Huffington Post The first time I visited Elmont Memorial High School in New York’s Nassau County almost eight years ago, then-principal Al Harper showed me the space where he had carved out the science research lab. It was crammed with myriad equipment. Just what I can’t remember, except that there was a cage andContinue reading “The Color of Brilliance: High Achieving Black Scholars at Elmont High School Say People Wonder If They’re Cheating”

Bipartisan agreements may improve Elmont’s quality of life

As of October 30, 2014 – the following agreements have been made by Republican and Democratic leadership in Nassau – to improve quality of life for taxpayers: * Creation of a new Felon Registry for Gun Crimes that requires all felons that are convicted of a gun crime, and those convicted of criminal possession ofContinue reading “Bipartisan agreements may improve Elmont’s quality of life”