Happenings Around the Village of Hempstead

Come out for the Community Resource Fair

Hempstead's Community Empowerment Resource Center (CERC) will be hosting a Resource Fair on Thursday, April 4 to help connect our Hempstead residents to the services and programs they need. The fair will be  6pm-8pm at Kennedy Park, 335 Greenwich Street, Hempstead, NY 11550.  There will be giveaways, free refreshments and dinner!  Please spread the word. We hope to see you there!!

Community Resource Fair

Join us for the Jarred A. Newallo Skate Plaza dedication 

On Saturday, April 27 all Village residents are invited to attend a dedication ceremony that will officially name our brand new beautiful skate park in Kennedy Memorial Park as “Jarred A. Newallo Skate Plaza.” Jarred was an avid skateboarder who was killed in a tragic sanitation truck accident in 2014.  He had dreamed of a skate park for his friends at Kennedy Memorial Park, where he’d worked as a summer camp counselor for years.  It is only fitting that we recognize his dream by renaming this new facility in his honor, which will serve as a safe place for the youth of Hempstead to gather and enjoy for years to come.

The $300,000 project was partially funded through a New York State grant secured with the help of former Deputy State Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper.  The dedication ceremony starts at 12 p.m. and will feature a DJ, giveaways and light refreshments. 
Jarred A. Newallo Skate Plaza Dedication

The Addams Family Musical

Join us for a bit of Broadway in Hempstead! Be sure to catch a two night performance of "The Addams Family" A New Musical Comedy presented by Hempstead High School, 201 President Street, Hempstead, NY 11550 on Fri, April 12 and Sat, April 13 at 7pm. Bring the family. Free Admission!

The Addams Family Musical

Applications are now being accepted for Hempstead's Summer Youth Employment program!

Attention all Hempstead youth between the ages of 16-22!  We are now taking enrollment for a variety of seasonal summer jobs.  This is a great opportunity for youngsters to earn between $12-15 per hour. Applications are currently being accepted for jobs as lifeguards (certification required), recreation attendants, laborers.  Applications will be accepted through May 31 and Village of Hempstead residents will be given priority for most positions.  This is a fantastic opportunity so those interested should take action before it’s too late.  To apply, please visit www.villageofhempstead.org. For more information, please call 516-478-6209.

Summer Youth Employment

ESPRI Services are available for Hempstead Village residents

Several months ago the Village of Hempstead and United Way of Long Island named nine local projects as recipients of $1.1 million in state funding as part of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). The funds allocated through the Village’s ESPRI program are designed to provide coordinated access by connecting people to the resources they need to attain higher education, obtain job training and achieve financial self-sufficiency – all through a unique one-stop-shop.
Since ESPRI was announced the nine projects that received funding have been making efforts to connect with residents that could benefit from the different services being offered.  While those efforts have had some success, there is plenty of funding that still remains available.  Below is a brief description of the nine different projects being offered by the Village’s ESPRI.  We encourage you to take a few minutes to review them and if you or anyone know could benefit from these programs, please visit: VillageofHempsteadESPRI.org or call the respective numbers listed.

  • Community Development Corporation of Long Island: provides financial literacy and long-term financial coaching sessions for low to moderate-income families. Contact 631.471.1215 ext.109
  • Community Empowerment Resource Center: provides referrals, access to programs and benefit services that allow the community to thrive, Contact: 516.667-6986
  • Family and Children’s Association: provides a college and career readiness program for high school students by helping them attain placement test scores needed to avoid remedial non-credit college courses. Contact: 516.486.7690
  • Hispanic Counseling Center: has established a community health worker program to reduce challenges and barriers for community residents Contact: 516.538.2613 ext.207
  • Leadership Training Institute (LTI): provides vocational training leading to gainful employment for individuals 18 years of age and older. Contact: 516.483.3400
  • Morrison Mentors: provides after-school STEM enrichment classes and peer-to-peer mentoring for students in the Hempstead school district. Contact: 917.324.3462
  • The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN): provides mental health/substance abuse services for very low-income and homeless individuals who face multiple barriers to accessing services.  Contact: 516.489.3238
  • Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources: assists residents, 18 and over, by offering education and training in demand-driven occupations such as healthcare, business services, manufacturing and hospitality. Contact: 516.485.5000
  • Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center (WORC): provides vocational job training and soft skills training for women who are ex-offenders or at risk of incarceration Contact: 516.505.9672

ESPRI Village Resources
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Stay up to date on Village of Hempstead announcements, meetings and events by visiting our website at www.villageofhempstead.org.  You can create a profile and get real-time updates on matters that are important to you!  Our Public Library is also a wonderful resource for information as well as special presentations and events for residents of all ages.  You can find out more by visiting www.hempsteadlibrary.info.  Feel free to visit the Library located at 115 James A. Garner Way, Hempstead, NY 11550 during the following hours of operation: Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri 10pm-6pm and Sat 9am-5pm.

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