The TCS New York City Marathon represents the best of New York—when all New Yorkers come together to support each other and cheer on their neighbors. For the seventh year, United Way of Long Island was selected as a charity partner for the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon. United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United runners finished the 26.2- mile course, raising over $32,000 in support of U.S. military veterans and their families on Long Island.
Camps can play a vital role to parents and children through nutritional support, educational programs, and leadership that promote good health and physical activity. Children (and adults) need nutritious food, but they also need education to learn how to adapt and adopt a healthy eating style.
United Way of Long Island Awarded $385,000 JumpSMART Grant
Suffolk County awarded United Way of Long Island a $385,000 JumpSMART Small Business Downtown Investment Program grant to provide hands-on training in clean energy and renewables for veterans and young adults.
Students at Brentwood High School are hard at work building and programming a robot for their next competition in December. They are learning exciting new skills such as programming the controller, creating a 3D design, and building and coding the robot itself.
The competition is a significant opportunity for them to apply these new skills. While fine-tuning strategies to maximize their success, students are also using STEM/Robotics lessons to engage their peers in life skills and special needs programs.
ALICE Workers Were Celebrated as Essential Heroes During Covid-19, Yet They Do Not Earn Enough to Support Their Families
There are dueling storylines about America’s workers in recent headlines, and both are true. Inflation has cooled, unemployment is low, and wages have grown. In contrast, 5 million households are behind on rent and 401K hardship withdrawals rose 36%.
DEER PARK, N.Y. – The family behind the iconic Entenmann’s brand of baked goods has stepped forward with the signature gift in United Way of Long Island’s Net Zero Energy Building Campaign, a visionary, award-winning project that provides essential skills training for populations in need while setting a new standard in renewable energy for non-profit organizations across Long Island.
Returning home from the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook was no simple task for Frank, a U.S. Army veteran. Frank suffered many years of health issues and after 22 surgeries, his right leg was amputated to save his life. Doctors expect Frank to be a permanent wheelchair user, and his home was not accessible. After getting construction quotes up to $20,000, Frank’s wife Claire reached out to United Way for assistance.
Matt served 4.5 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class and worked as an Airfield Operations Technician. He found it very difficult to find a career post-military like the one he had in uniform. After 4 years of odd jobs to keep afloat, Matt found a job in the hospitality industry.