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

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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…

5 Favorite Moments from #TLPinElmont: “A Conversation with Sophia Sunshine Vilceus”

There’s no place like home. Just ask Elmont native, Sophia Sunshine Vilceus, author of the best-selling novel, The Last Pew: Journeying Back To God’s Will After An Affair.  On Saturday, February 27th, Sophia welcomed childhood friends, family, and supporters of her literary debut to The Sanctuary Church in Elmont for, “Meet the Author: A Conversation withContinue reading “5 Favorite Moments from #TLPinElmont: “A Conversation with Sophia Sunshine Vilceus””

Argo Civic

On Monday September 22, The Excelsior was in attendance as the Argo Civic members convened for the first time since being off on summer break. One of several civics in the Elmont area, Argo Civic is a volunteer group of residents who are “united in building a stronger, safer community.” Some orders of business forContinue reading “Argo Civic”