a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1984 by a small
group of Hispanic residents in order to assist the fast growing
population of immigrants from different Spanish language cultures.
As the size of the Hispanic population has grown, so has its original
service area. The agency serves four surrounding municipalities:
Freeport, Oceanside, Lynbrook and Baldwin under grants from the
NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal, Nassau County Youth
Board, Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs, CASA,
LI United Way, as well as support from foundations and local churches.
provides a wide range of resettlement services, an After-School
Child Care and Tutorial Program, and the Hispanic Brotherhood Senior
Citizen Club. Resettlement services include housing and employment
counseling (including housing referrals and job placement), translation,
immigration and legal assistance, naturalization and citizenship
counseling, advocacy for individuals and groups in disputes such
as tenant/landlord and employer/employee; and emergency food.
Child Care and Tutorial Program is provided for youth from the ages
of 5 to 17. The program is provided five days a week from 3:00 p.m.
to 6:00 p.m. for the 5 to 12 years old and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. for 13 to 17 years old. The tutoring sessions are under the
direction of four certified teachers. The program works with the
schools attended by the youth to coordinate the learning process.
Transportation is provided by the agency for children attending
the Rockville Centre School District, Oceanside School #5, and Plaza
School in Baldwin.
Brotherhood has a bilingual and bicultural Board of Directors. Volunteers
from many civic and religious organizations serve in an advisory
capacity to the board and the agency. The agency is administered
by the Executive Director, Margarita Grasing.
Brotherhood of Rockville Centre, Inc.
59 Clinton Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11570
Phone: (516) 766-6610