Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby announced that the Uniondale Community Council has been awarded a grant through the town's Department of Planning and Economic Development.
The $5,000 grant is to be used toward Uniondale Community Council's array of programs and services that benefit the neighborhood's youth.
"I am thrilled that we are able to support organizations that offer positive support for our youth and provide important programs in our communities," Murray said. "Through hard work and dedication, the Uniondale Community Council has supported its neighbors for more than three decades and we are proud to assist the group in its endeavors."
The Uniondale Community Council, established in 1977, provides youth services, develops family workshops, assists youth and adults with job placement, and encourages community unity through a variety of programs and projects.
Among the many offerings, UCC operates a multi-service youth project for children living in the Uniondale School District. Programs include workshops, social nights, crisis intervention, athletic programs and a summer program for teens.
"We're proud to assist organizations that have a positive impact on the youth in our communities," Goosby said. "The funds are certainly going to good use as the Uniondale Community Council helps mold our young people into our society's future leaders."
"While it is the organizations receiving the grants, it's really the children who will benefit," concluded Murray.