Friends Academy is hiring! Please spread the word! If you are an educator of color who is interested in working and teaching at an independent school, please consider attending our Educators of Color Open House event. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for additional information!

LILTA is a non-profit organization that advocates for higher graduation rates and higher education enrollment among all students, especially Latinos.

Join LILTA today.

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Every Day is Earth Day!
Education is our greatest tool to protect Mother Earth 🌎 Let's keep teaching about climate change and environmental justice!

Photos from LILTA's post 04/21/2022

We thank all of those who collaborated and contributed to our annual Women's Conference! The conference was a success because of their generosity and commitment to our youth's education! With their partnership and support we welcomed over 230 young women from 13 school districts on Long island. Students overwhelmingly shared their gratitude for the connections made - a testament to their engaging and powerful stories. ¡Mil gracias y hasta la próxima!

LILTA’s Annual Men and Women Conferences: Men Leaders Paving Paths for Young Men and Women Leaders Paving Paths for Young Women are designed to inspire and motivate high school students to graduate from high school and pursue a college degree/program by helping them match their passion with a career path. Successful professionals share their personal and professional journey in the fields of education, social work, law, politics, arts, journalism, medicine, science, technology, business or sports, so students can realize that education is transformation. The conferences provide panels in Spanish to include English Language Learners. In addition, information on the college application process is provided to familiarize students with the college experience.

Photos from LILTA's post 04/14/2022

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LILTA Board, members, and supporters paving path for our youth!

Photos from LILTA's post 04/13/2022

Congratulations to Teatro Yerbabruja and all sponsors who made possible US poet laureate Joy Harjo’s visit to Long Island! “Remember that you are all people and that all people are you.”


Let's Stop Assuming Students Are Up to No Good

Having standards in school is imperative and so it is building trust relationships with all stakeholders including students. "A post-COVID-19 schedule change in my school taught me to stop patrolling the halls like a prison guard," writes one assistant principal.



Born and raised in Queens, NY, Kelly Ureña, LILTA Youth Programs Committee Chairperson, fulfills various roles. In addition to being a mother, daughter, friend, sister, and mentor, she is an established educator, bilingual community member and leader with a long history of advocacy and service. Self-driven, a life-long advocate for equity in healthcare and education, Ms. Ureña channeled her passion to fulfill her purpose through social work. Believing that social work is not a career but a way of life, she has grounded her work in community/family engagement, cultural responsiveness, and social justice. Ms. Ureña’s work and life embodies her passion, genuineness, and intentionality in her journey of love, generosity, and servitude.


National Poetry Month | April 2022

Poetry has an important place in our curriculum.
It builds speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Poetry explores language and vocabulary, encourages creative writing and critical thinking, and most certainly develops a LOVE for reading!

LILTA Women's Conference 2022 04/03/2022

LILTA Women's Conference 2022

LILTA Women's Conference 2022


Stony Brook University’s Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (EDL) program provides the practical skills and theory-based knowledge that teachers need to become effective leaders at the building and district levels. In partnership with Suffolk County School Superintendents Association, SCOPE Education Services and the Long Island Latino Teachers Association (LILTA), the University is launching a new cohort program that infuses the EDL curriculum with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus. The goal of the program will be to build leadership capacity in school districts across Long Island with diverse student populations.



Ricardo Campos, LILTA Scholarship Committee Chairperson, has been very much involved with the community and the student body. Ricardo Campos currently teaches mathematics at Central Islip Senior High School. He is committed to increasing graduation rates and higher education enrollment, retention, and completion. Ricardo is a passionate educator who instills love for learning and advocates on behalf of the students to ensure their success beyond high school.


In celebration of Law Day 2022, the Office for Justice Initiatives is hosting an art contest for New York State high school students. Contestants are invited to submit their art inspired by this year’s Law Day theme, “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” The winning artist will have the artwork featured on the Office for Justice Initiatives’ Law Day website until Law Day 2023. All contestants will receive a pocket Constitution and a certificate of participation.

The contest is now open to submissions through April 22, 2022. The winner will be announced on May 2, 2022. Please see the link below for more information, contest rules and registration form, and feel free to circulate the attached flyer.

Arriba Mujeres Latinoamérica 03/09/2022

Arriba Mujeres Latinoamérica

Happy International Women’s Day!

Arriba Mujeres Latinoamérica Mujeres Chilenas, Colombianas y Peruanas, se unieron en esta nueva versión de Arriba Mujeres Latinoamérica de Falabella.


Scholarships available to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students!

Scholarship per year until program completion.

-Must be applying to or already enrolled at an accredited
post-secondary institution
-Must be interested in a career in the field of education, school psychology or social work

May 15th, 2022

For more information contact:
[email protected]

Photos from LILTA's post 03/03/2022

In response to the devastating situation in Ukraine, County Executive Steve Bellone is partnering with three local houses of worship to collect donations for the people of Ukraine. There will be a donation box in the lobby of the H. Lee Dennison Building for this collection. Additionally, items can be dropped off at the houses of worship listed below. With the assistance of our local faith based leaders, all donated supplies will be shipped to the people of Ukraine during this critical time of need.

Items will be collected starting today, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and will continue until Friday, March 4, 2022.

If your department or office needs assistance transporting supplies to the Dennison Building, please contact the County Executive’s Office at 631-853-4000


LILTA Board members, Dafny Irizarry and Julie Burgos, are honored to serve as mentors to the Suffolk County Youth Council. Tonight our youth had a conversation with County Executive, Steve Bellone, on environmental concerns in our region. Members asked about nitrogen pollution, sea level rise, and many other concerns.


On this winter recess LILTA keeps advancing its mission: Increasing graduation rates and higher education enrollment, retention, and completion! Taking a group of high school students to visit SCCC!


Happy President's Day!


LILTA hopes your day was full of love đź’ť


Share a little love by downloading and posting any of the 10 images in this article!!


Our students' well-being is not a matter of compliance but a priority in helping our students be healthier and successful!


LILTA Celebrates Black History Month

"There's no American history without African American history."
By: Sara Clarke Kaplan

LILTA honors the contributions and sacrifices of our African American brothers and sisters who have helped shape our nation. Although the tradition of celebrating Black History began in February, 1926 and 50 years later expanded to a full month, we support and promote black history in our schools throughout the entire year. Our living and past Black leaders' struggles and triumphs have made our nation stronger.


You're invited!
Vision Board Party
February 5, 4-7pm
10 Third Ave. Brentwood

Photos from LILTA's post 01/25/2022

Amityville Union Free School District
Leave Replacement Music Teacher

02/04/2022- 06/30/2022
Respond by January 28th ,2022

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Superintendent of Schools
Applications should be submitted no later than Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Only online applications are accepted.

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Central Islip, NY

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Touro Law Center Alumni Touro Law Center Alumni
225 Eastview Dr
Central Islip, 11722

Welcome to the official Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsburg Law Center Alumni page. Email: [email protected]

Touro Law Center - Admissions Touro Law Center - Admissions
Central Islip, 11722

Welcome to the official page for the Admissions Office at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, Long Island, NY!

International Law Students Association - Touro Chapter International Law Students Association - Touro Chapter
225 Eastview Dr
Central Islip, 11722

Lighthouse Resource Center, Inc.   (631) 761-6100 Lighthouse Resource Center, Inc. (631) 761-6100
16 Oaklawn Dr
Central Islip, 11725


Touro Law Center Student Bar Association Touro Law Center Student Bar Association
225 Eastview Dr
Central Islip, 11722

Welcome to the official page for Touro's SBA. Sign up for the Student Forum on TWEN Follow the SBA at

Safehaven Child Care Safehaven Child Care
11 East Elm Street
Central Islip, 11722

Providing day care services for working families for over 12 years. New York State certified, Licensed, and DSS Approved.

Central Islip High Class of 1973 Central Islip High Class of 1973
Central Islip, 11722

Recording Engineers Institute Recording Engineers Institute
100 Patco Ct, Ste 5
Central Islip, 11749

ecording Engineers Institute is a professional audio recording school in Long, Island, New York. We offer a freelance job offer once you complete the courses not an internship.

Latin American Law Students Association- Touro Law Latin American Law Students Association- Touro Law
Central Islip, 11722

LALSA Touro Law

NYIT page NYIT page
300 Carleton Ave
Central Islip, 20850

Its a school that teaches you about vocations and lifeskills. You can choose your vocation and take courses at 3 different campuses.

The Brown School of Music The Brown School of Music
Central Islip, 11722

The Brown School of Music is a unique and highly affordable, privately owned music education service based in Long Island, NY.

Touro Law Center Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Touro Law Center Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, 11722

The Touro Law Center publishes multiple journals, among them is the Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity ("JRGE"). JRGE is a student-run online scholarly publication that provides a forum for legal issues relating to race, gender and ethnicity.