Welcoming Long Island is an initiative of Long Island Wins. At Welcoming Long Island, we seek to build mutual respect and cooperation between the foreign-born and U.S.-born who call Long Island home.
The ultimate goal of Welcoming Long Island is to create a welcoming atmosphere - community by community - in which immigrants are able to integrate into the social fabric of their new hometowns.
There are lots of ways to get involved. Here are some fun and easy activities to help make your community more welcoming.
Check out our toolkits, reports, articles and other resources that will help you take action, answer questions or start a conversation.
by Kevin Fung on November 16, 2013
Long Islanders gathered for the launch of a new, interactive multimedia storytelling program.
by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on October 11, 2013
We’re giving thanks to the elected officials and community leaders who support the Welcoming Long Island initiative.
by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on September 23, 2013
With the support of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Welcoming Long Island can continue to promote mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S. born Long Islanders.
by Kevin Fung on September 23, 2013
Suffolk County joins Welcoming Long Island and Long Island Wins in celebrating the second annual Welcoming Week.
Hendel Leiva is organizer for Welcoming Long Island, an initiative of Long Island Wins. Hendel has previously worked in his hometown of Brentwood on various community related initiatives, including having served as the assistant campaign manager for the Brentwood Campaign for Quality Education. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Albany with a bachelor’s degree in English/Latin American studies. In 2012, he received his master’s degree in public administration from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Suffolk County Executive
Welcoming Long Island and its parent group Long Island Wins represent a standard that I have set for myself as an elected official; to ensure that all people are treated equally and given every opportunity possible. As a descendant of Italian immigrants who came through Ellis Island, I know how important it is to welcome our aspiring citizens to this country with empathy, dignity, and grace. People who choose to live here on Long Island are not only making the decision to better their own lives, but the lives of all of our community members." Expand
Commissioner, Nassau County Human Rights Commission
We at the Islamic Center of Long Island are proud to support and be associated with Welcoming Long Island and Long Island Wins to work toward promoting sensible immigration reform. Long Island Wins makes all immigrants feel at home with respect and dignity in this great country of ours. The beauty of this country is that its success is directly related to the contributions of immigrants from all over the world." Expand
Senior Vice President, Bethpage Federal Credit Union
We are delighted to partner with Welcoming Long Island and Long Island Wins on its valuable 'Reading Circles' program, sure to make a great impact on Long Island...
With 26 branch locations across Long Island, and nine-12 more branches slated to open over the next three years, Bethpage works very closely with community residents and businesses across Long Island's many diverse communities. A good portion of our growth strategy is to better service Long Island's minority population, and that includes supporting programs and organizations dedicated to sustaining and growing our diverse communities. We are delighted to partner with Long Island Wins on its valuable 'Reading Circles' program, sure to make a great impact on Long Island." Expand
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