What does GUAAC stand for?
GUAAC stands for the Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition. We advocate for the rights of those in the Uniondale community.
How can I get involved with GUAAC?
Usually GUAAC meets on the second Saturday of every month at Uniondale High School at 11am, but do to Covid-19 our meetings will continue virtually until such time as the Board of Education begins to allow for community groups to resume use of the school buildings. There, we have an open forum moderated by Jeannine Maynard & Paul E. Gibson. All are welcome, regardless of your time spent in the Uniondale community. We have members who have been residents in Uniondale for their entire lives and members who are new to the area.
What are other ways for me to become involved in my community?
Uniondale is full of driven, dedicated residents who work tirelessly for their area. The Uniondale Community Land Trust (UCLT) meets on the second Saturday of every month following the GUAAC meeting. UCLT “is a not-for-profit organization whose mission includes community renewal, revitalization, integration, and empowerment.” Nostrand Gardens Civic Association is another organization that works to “create a healthy, safe & secure environment through action-oriented initiatives.”
In addition, the Uniondale Public Library has fantastic outreach, events, and resources. The library is very involved with the community and provides its patrons with a variety of programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Why should I become part of GUAAC?
Uniondale has been consistently neglected and taken advantage of by representatives and surrounding neighborhoods. There is a discrepancy about Uniondale’s borders and name, a lack of funding for Uniondale groups, and a disregard for the area. Uniondale is an amazing community that deserves to be treated as such. Become a voice for and an active member of your community by joining GUAAC.
What is the Nassau Hub?
The property around the Nassau Coliseum has been contracted to become the Nassau Hub, dubbed by developers and investors as “a new suburbia,” an “Innovation District…where people can live, work, play, and innovate.”
Read more on the Nassau Hub website: https://www.nassauhub.com/
This area is the geographical center of both Uniondale and Nassau County, and GUAAC has a vested interest in all aspects of the Hub’s development and implementation.
What is GUAAC’s role with the Hub?
A Community Benefits Advisory Council has been established to ensure an ongoing collaborative process between developers and community. GUAAC has assumed an active role on the Community Benefits Subcommittees, advocating on behalf of our community, ensuring this major development addresses the needs of Uniondale.
We want to hear from you! Reach out with questions and ideas for us to roll out in the upcoming Hub Community Benefits Subcommittee meetings.