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Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote a goal of self-sufficiency by broadening the minds of children, revitalizing communities, and assisting families and children in need through the provision of services and to coordinate available federal, state, local and private resources.

2018 Dellecave Award Winners

Central Islip High School senior Alexandrea Harriott and Ward Melville High School senior Zach Hobbes were recently honored with the Butch Dellecave Award at a ceremony held on June 10, 2018 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.

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Named in memory of the legendary educator, official, and coach Gaetano “Butch” Dellecave, the award is the product of a highly successful 18-year partnership between local school districts in Suffolk County and the award organizers: the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, the Butch Dellecave Foundation, and Newsday. Pictured: Dellecave Award winners Alexandrea Harriott and Zach Hobbes with, from left, Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk C.E.O. Adrian Fassett, and Dellecave Foundation Co-Directors Guy Dellecave and Mark Dellecave.

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Teen Parent Conference

Teen Parent Conference 2018

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2018 ETE Summit

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Carl Heastie Photo

Speaker Heastie Continues
Statewide Tour in Long Island
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Kingz Kidz Outreach concert
Kingz Kidz Outreach and Hard Work Pays Off (HWPO) Anti-Bullying Event held at Amityville High School on June 23rd, sponsored by EOC/Sprint/PSEG.

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Pictured: Headlining artist Kierra Sheard with young members of the audience and Gospel Duo, AJ Spence. Download Event Photos.

Second Annual 5K4Fighters Marathon

We are proud to announce our Second Annual 5K4Fighters Marathon to support female Veterans
to take place on Saturday October 6 at 9:00am at Shorefront Park in Patchogue.
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Photo of Debra Sterling with Gov. Cuomo

Debra Sterling (right), Project Coordinator for our SNUG Violence Prevention Program, recently met with Governor Andrew Cuomo when he announced new legislation aimed at helping educators prevent school shootings.

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The Red Flag bill will allow family members, teachers, and other school administrators to seek a court order temporarily preventing a person at serious risk of injuring themselves or others from possessing, purchasing, or attempting to purchase a firearm. Joining them in the photo is Ta'Isha Gist, Project Coordinator for the Hempstead SNUG program.

50th celebration of the eoc50th Anniversary Event Photo Gallery

Check out photos from our 50th anniversary event photo gallery.

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Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory.

The EOC of Suffolk, Inc. proudly receives a grant from Bank of America.The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. proudly received a $200,000 grant from Bank of America as part of its Neighborhood Builders® grant program.

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Pictured from left: Songhi Davis, C.F.O., EOC of Suffolk, Inc.; Adrian Fassett, C.E.O., EOC of Suffolk, Inc.;Robert Isaksen, Long Island Market President, Bank of America; Sondra Palmer Randall, Board Chair, EOC of Suffolk, Inc., and Charles Fox Jr., Senior Coordinator for Community Services at the EOC of Suffolk, Inc.

Congratulations to Magali Román, Program Coordinator of the Community Based Initiative at EOC of Suffolk, for being recently honored by both the Long Island Women's Conference and by Pronto Long Island. Enlarge photo.

The EOC of Suffolk, Inc. attended an affair hosted by The Collision Center

On March 6, 2018, The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. attended an affair hosted by The Collision Centers in association with Driving 4 Changes Foundation. Download a pdf of the certificates presented.

EOC of Suffolk still meeting diverse needs after 50 years of community assistance.

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EOC of Suffolk still meeting diverse needs after 50 years.
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The 2017 Annual Report front cover photo

The EOC of Suffolk's
2017 Annual Report

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An Assessment of Community Needs in Suffolk County, NY - 2017

An Assessment of Community Needs
in Suffolk County, NY - 2017

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Community Action Resources

The National Community Action Foundation seeks to ensure the federal government honorsThe National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP)New York State Community Action AssociationCommunity Action Program Legal ServicesNational Community Action Partnership

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