Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs set to wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations
The Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs is wrapping up its monthlong celebration of Hispanic heritage.
Amy Flores, executive director of the Office of Hispanic Affairs, says their mission is to focus on ensuring the Hispanic community is provided equal access to government resources.
“That entails ensuring that they’re educated and informed, empowered and also having full integration in Nassau County’s social economic and civic life here,” Flores says.
Residents of Nassau County can come to the Office of Hispanic Affairs to learn about government resources, as well as COVID-19 relief and citizenship legal advice.
Yolanda Martinez, a program coordinator at the office, says the people who come in are grateful to have the resource.
“We never turn no one away because we do understand their needs and that’s why we’re here,” Martinez says.
On Oct. 15, a closing ceremony will be held at which distinguished individuals will be honored and recognized by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. There will also be a celebration with music performances and an art exhibition.
Those who were not able to attend or see any of the events put on during Hispanic Heritage Month can connect with their social media pages to see a replay of all of the events.
Those events included webinars regarding educational resources for business owners, as well as a Hispanics and law enforcement event hosted in part with the Nassau County Police Hispanic Society.
In a statement, Curran's office said, "The Office of Hispanic Affairs works with Nassau County Laura Curran to ensure the Hispanic community is included by making sure all of the services and programming the County offers is available for them."