Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition
The Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition partnership promotes grassroots democracy and community development in the context of gentrification and redistricting. Formed with CCE’s assistance in 2010, the coalition has grown to include 25 organizations with a combined membership of 28,000 individuals. With the assistance of 15 Hofstra students and faculty members, GUAAC instigated, participated in, and is assisting with the implementation of the Uniondale Vision Plan—a community development plan supported by the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County. GUAAC is also in the process of negotiating community benefits agreements with corporations redeveloping the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the surrounding 77-acre site.