SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY
Upcoming and Past Events
Roberto Clemente Park (AKA Timberline Park) is now open to the public. Yes, OUR PARK is finally open, but there is still much more work that needs to be done. We will continue to fight for our voices to be heard, the necessary upgrades to be made, and for our elected officials to properly represent what our community needs. We are just getting started, but we know one day we will also have a park that our community can be proud of.
The Roberto Clemente Park Pool opened late summer 2018. The next step, as promised by the Town of Islip, is the completion of the splash park by summer 2019. Once the splash park is completed, our next focus will be to push for construction to begin on the skate park, also a promise made by the Town of Islip.
How to help
Join us at various rally's, protests, cleanups, and meetings around our town. Become a member, donate, or volunteer your time.
Rally at the Park
On September 18th, 2016 we successfully held a peaceful rally in front of the locked gates of Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, NY. We collected signatures for our petition to reopen the park.
On November 19th, 2016 we held another rally to let the Town of Islip know that we will not let up until we start seeing activity indicating that progress is being made.
Thank you to all of the community members who came out to support Uplift during our peaceful rallies in 2016 to push for the reopening of Roberto Clemente Park. The success of our efforts can be seen on the smiling faces of our children enjoying their community park. We will continue to push for further upgrades to be made.
9th Annual Clean Streets
Special thank you to Applebee's, YES, Suffolk Transportation Services, the Town of Islip and all of our sponsors who made this amazing community clean up possible. Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in beautifying our community.
Stephanie J Spezia
(January 25th 1965- March 31st 2019)
Founding Board Member
"Today was a sad day for Uplift, the Brentwood community and the family & friends of Stephanie Nadvornik Spezia. Our Uplift mom has gained her wings.
She was the glue that held it together, someone who put others before herself. She was one of the toughest and strongest woman we’ve ever met. I am who I am today because of several woman, and Stephanie was someone I looked up to. She taught us so much and changed the lives of everyone who had a chance to meet her.
She worked hard and was dedicated to changing our community and helping those in need. A community leader, a child advocate, a woman who took no bull and stood for what was right. We are so saddened by this news. She fought a long hard battle.
Our deepest condolences to the Nadvornik Spezia family. May she rest in eternal peace ❤️" (Cynthia Cortes-Moncion, 2019)
6th Uplift Video Game Tournament
Please join us for our 6th Uplift Video Game Tournament on Saturday, November 23rd, being held in partnership with and at the Brentwood Public Library. THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR YOUTH AGES 10-17. Open to the first 100 registrants so register below or call the library today at 631-273-7883 and reserve your spot.
Congratulations to Jessica Jones for her persistence and passion in fighting for what many young members of our community want. She has been on a mission to bring a skate park to the Brentwood community with her #Saveourspot campaign.
On Tuesday February 27th,2018, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter announced plans to build a skate park at Roberto Clemente park.
As a community we support her and are proud of her.
Hispanic Heritage Award Celebration
Congratulations and thank you to all the hard working individuals recognized tonight by Senator Phil Boyle at his Hispanic Heritage Award Ceremony. Amongst them our own President Herbie Medina and our good friend Wendy Rodriguez.
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