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%.

United Way of Long Island Names its Headquarters the Entenmann Family Center for Hope

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.

New Possibilities Leading to New Opportunities

on stepsMan Nga’s job was in the public health and safety sector until she had to leave to care for her elderly parents. 

Returning to work was a challenge. Man Nga wanted to change jobs in a new career field. While looking into possibilities, Man Nga jumped onto a different path in renewable energy. She enrolled in United Way of Long Island’s Power Up! workforce development training program.   

Home For Heroes

FCReturning 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.


United Way of Long Island has received the highest ratings from non-profit evaluators including Charity Navigator and Candid (formerly GuideStar). United Way has also earned Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level.


Each year, Charity Navigator evaluates more than 8,000 charities based on their financial performance, accountability, and transparency, making them the leading non-profit evaluator in America.

United Way of Long Island is pleased to welcome a new Board Chair and new Board Members.

The new Board Chair for United Way of Long Island is Lynda Nicolino, Chief Legal Counsel of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Ms. Nicolino succeeds Alexander G.  Bateman, Jr., Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., who served as chair for four years.

Aaron Choo, Vice President Gas Field Operations & Programs Downstate of National Grid will serve as Vice Chair Elect.