Mike Cruz to be inducted into the "2013 Class of Long Island's Top 25 Advocates for Latino Empowerment" presented by The Hispanic Network on May 7th, Westbury Manor and sponsored by Briarcliffe College!
Friday, May 31, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
to be inducted as a member of the
"2013 Class of Long Island's Top 25 Advocates for Latino Empowerment"
He will be honored by the The Hispanic Network LLC
in partnership with Legendary Events
and its benefactor
along with other deserving individuals on
Tuesday, May 7th from 6-8pm
1100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury
To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
Below is a brief summary of Mike's outstanding accomplishments:
A Long Beach resident for more than 40 years, Mike Cruz graduated from Long Beach High School and went on to attend Nassau Community College and SUNY Old Westbury College where he majored in social sciences.
Mike has been a long time advocate for social justice, especially for the Latino community. He founded the first Hispanic youth center in Long Beach in 1969.
His prior employment includes the Long Beach school district, the Long Beach Economic Opportunity Council and Circulo de la Hispanidad. The City of Long Beach has employed Mike for more than 20 years, serving first as a code enforcement officer and then as the Superintendent of Sanitation. He was Commissioner of the Long Beach Housing Authority for over 15 years and is now Coordinator of Environmental and Community affairs for the City of Long Beach.
Community involvement has always been an important part of Mike’s life. He volunteered for the Martin Luther King Center, for the Long Beach Community School, the Long Beach Hospital, and for Project Challenge among other organizations. Mike was Board President of the Long Beach Latino Civic Association and a former board member of CASA in Nassau County. He also holds a New York State Real Estate License.
Mike has always been a firm believer in the importance of advocating for human rights, quality education, leadership development, civic participation, and cultural pride.
The "2013 TOP 25 ADVOCATES FOR LATINO EMPOWERMENT" AWARDS RECEPTION takes place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at the Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net; or Maria Morales-Prieto at (516)319-9576.
A portion of the proceeds support the Hemsptead Hispanic Civic Association's important programs and services!
When & Where
Long Island's Champions for Familes benefits RotaCare!
RotaCare: Free Health Care for People in Need
Founded in 1992 by members of the Mineola‐Garden City Rotary Club, RotaCare was created to serve the needs of the uninsured on Long Island. It began when a group of concerned volunteers met at the Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network in Hempstead. Many of these volunteers recognized that in addition to food, the medical needs of their clients were not met adequately by the healthcare system. Through the collaborative efforts of the Rotary Club, local healthcare professionals, area residents, and Mercy Hospital, a “MASH” team was formed to operate weekly at the soup kitchen. RotaCare was born. Since its inception, RotaCare has remained a Rotary District project and supported by concerned companies, organizations and individuals to sustain its good works and benefits to the community by providing free health care to people in need. In 2007, RotaCare expanded its scope again, and moved to larger quarters at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Family Care Facility in Uniondale.
RotaCare Contact Information
Located on the grounds of the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility
875 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11556