Shedding Light on Long Island: a grantmaker learning tour

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Shedding Light on Long Island: a grantmaker learning tour

By Engage New York (New York State Grantmakers for Community Engagement)

When and where

Date and time

March 30, 2016 · 9am - March 31, 2016 · 5pm EDT


Winthrop University Hospital Welcoming Center 1300 Franklin Ave Garden City, NY 11501


Arrival/Departure: The tour will begin at Winthrop University Hospital Welcoming Center, which is located 0.5 miles from the Mineola Long Island Railroad Station. Mineola is serviced by multiple LIRR lines running regularly from both Jamaica, New York (15 minutes by LIRR) where there are connections to JFK Airprort and Penn Station in New York City (40 minutes by LIRR). Participants need to plan their own arrival to and departure from Mineola, NY via a flight to JFK, a regional train to Penn Station, or other local transit.

Lodging/Ground Transport: Group bus transport from the Mineola start location, throughout the tour, and returning to Mineola is included in registration. Lodging on the evening of March 30 at Hyatt Place Long Island/East End is also included.

If you would like to arrive a day early, on the evening of March 29, we recommend staying at Hyatt Place Garden City or La Quinta Garden City. This expense would not be covered.

Registration Fee: Thanks to the generous support of our co-sponsors there is no registration fee.

Program: Engage New York invites you to join grantmakers from across New York State committed to learning more about how the social, economic, and political landscapes of the state’s fascinating and diverse regions connect to statewide grassroots campaigns & policies. Long Island’s unique character is shaped by urban, suburban, and rural settings, providing an ideal laboratory for exploring community efforts seeking education equality for children, labor rights for farmworkers, environmental and racial justice for marginalized communities, equitable economic development, and more.

From Hempstead to Riverhead, from Wyandanch to the Hamptons, you will:

  • meet and work with other grantmakers to explore the interdependence of different regions in New York State,
  • hear from dynamic organizations and individuals about successes and challenges of local community engagement strategies,
  • understand the strength of Long Island’s rich diversity and the history of the region’s segregation, and
  • examine the region’s importance to statewide policies that affect ALL New Yorkers.

Contact Braeden Lentz at (315) 440-9234 for more information.

About the organizer

The mission of Engage New York is to raise the standard of community participation and leadership across New York State by addressing engagement gaps of vulnerable and marginalized communities.