Maintaining Our Values System
Uniondale Community Council has served the Uniondale community since 1977 -- providing a variety of services of critical significance. They support and participate actively in assisting other community organizations such as the Uniondale Historical Society.
Uniondale Community Council believes:
Every young person should have the opportunity to mature in an atmosphere that nurtures their development and their talent
Every senior citizen should feel safe and secure
Every homeowner should feel confident in their decision to reside in Uniondale
Every business benefits from a vital, prosperous Uniondale
YOUTH PROJECT AND SUMMER CAMP
“The kids are excited to see the staff because [the kids] are close to them and [the staff] always asks how they’re doing. They are invested in their success.”
– Regla Belizaire, Program Director
The youth project of the Uniondale Community Council (UCCYP) plays a vital role by offering programs for young people within the community. The project began in 1979 by providing high school and judo classes at a Methodist Church in the neighborhood.
The UCCYP programs comprise of:
“I wanted to start a music business and noticed that the youth were into music. But, there was no program for them. So, I started one.”
- Paul Daquan Massey, Director
Energetic Enterprise Youth Community Studio (EEYCS), provides young people in Uniondale and neighboring communities, with an after-school opportunity to showcase their talents and interests through television production. The program offers a haven for young people to translate their creative abilities and expose them to related employment opportunities.
With so many challenges facing our children, EEYCS provides a creative and conducive environment for youth development in the in:
Musical Performance and Production - developing skills for youth in areas of songwriting, singing, music engineering and deejaying
Sports - providing youth instructions in the fundamentals of flag football and soccer
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Learning and Awareness of Other Cultures
John J. Byrne Community Center's Heritage Library is a mini-collection of works on black, African-American, and other cultures that reside within a small nook at the center.
The library intends to be a source for reference and research of little known information on the accomplishments, struggles, and aspirations of the cultures.
John J. Byrne Community Center's CiviCenter provides for the awareness of government.
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