District 1 - Kevan Abrahams
Sept 19th 2020 Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm
Legislator Kevan Abrahams Partners with Trimz Barber Shop For The
Annual Kutz For Edu Back to School Giveaway
20 A Guy Lombardo Avenue
VOF Parking Lot #10 (Entrance on Ocean Ave)
Freeport, NY 11520
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR SNEAKERS IS: SEPT 14th 2020
Update: Millennial Sistahs just announced they will give away children’s hoodies.
With the support of County Legislator Kevan Abrahams, the help of Heeling Soles, Inc., Glory House Rec., and other community sponsors, TRIMZ Barber Shop will host the 14th annual community Back-to-School giveaway. Due to COVID 19 this event is Drive Thru only, and you must pre-register online. Registered families ONLY will receive bookbags, school supplies, sneakers, COVID 19 resources. TRIMZ’s owner, Freeport native, Levar Broughton, and his staff will offer vouchers for free haircuts, his way of helping the students make a positive start to the new school year in person or online.
This is a First Register, First Receive event for available items.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR SNEAKERS IS: SEPT 14th 2020
Remember, when filling out the form:
- CHILD(REN) MUST BE PRESENT AND WITH YOU WHEN PICKING UP SUPPLIES
- BE PREPARED TO SHOW ID WHEN YOU ARRIVE
- MUST SHOW COPY OF CONFIRMATION EMAIL
Due to the overwhelming response, we have reached our maximum number of requests for backpacks, hoodies and sneakers. If you would like to be placed on our wait list for any of the items, please click below to register.
COVID19 ONLINE JOB & VETERAN’S FAIR
2020 BRIDGE TO EMPLOYMENT
LEGISLATOR KEVAN ABRAHAMS IS CALLING FOR EMPLOYERS, BUSINESSES, INDUSTRIES, AND SCHOOL RECRUITERS TO SIGN UP FOR THIS YEAR’S ONLINE JOB & VETERANS FAIR: BRIDGE TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
SEPT – NOV
This event will provide an online list of employers, available jobs, resources, & support services. This job fair will enable all seeking employment to connect directly with employers seeking employees to fill vacant positions. By clicking on the individual web links, job seekers can reach the company directly that they are interested in and inquire about the employment opportunities.
- VIEW LINKS TO MANY JOBS & CAREERS AVAILABLE
- VIEW LIST OF COMPANIES
- VIEW AVAILABLE JOB OPENINGS
- CONNECT DIRECTLY TO A COMPANY
- VIEW SPECIAL PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
Let us help you find the perfect match.
Open to Everyone, Especially Our Veterans.
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Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) has served as a Nassau County Legislator in the 1st Legislative District, after decisively winning his seat with a resounding victory in 2002. When first elected in 2002, Abrahams was the youngest legislator ever elected to the Nassau County Legislature.
Since his election, Legislator Abrahams has made the needs of his communities his top priority, in particular highlighting problems regarding the stabilization of property taxes, addressing healthcare stabilization, funding for after-school programs, gangs and gang violence prevention. Abrahams has hosted several informational forums to give county officials and community leaders a first-hand look into the world of gangs and gang violence. He has also advocated for and supported additional funding to address this problem.
During each and every budget process during his tenure, Legislator Abrahams has led the way to reduce funding cuts to social service, youth, community health and senior programs. Abrahams was also the lead sponsor for the a local law that would restricted registered sex offenders from living near schools and parks or playgrounds. That law gave Nassau County one of the strictest sex offender laws on the books in the entire state.
“This law was to ensure that the county’s vulnerable children were not victimized by repeat sex offenders,” said Legislator Abrahams. “Up until now registered sex offenders could be released from jail and move right next to a school or park, even if their original crime was committed at a similar site.”
He was a leader in securing a $50 million environmental bond in 2005 and a $100 million environmental bond approved by the voters in 2006. These two bonds provide funds to preserve the few open spaces left in Nassau County, and will ensure that future generations have natural areas to explore.
Among his top priorities, Abrahams counts quality of life issues and child care issues. He was instrumental in the passage of Tobacco 19, a local law that raised the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 19 in an effort to keep cigarettes off high school campuses.
The legislator, also in recent years, approved a “living wage” law that increased wages for workers contracted by the county to $9.50, starting in 2007. Increases followed in 2008 to $10.50 an hour and rose to $12.50 an hour in 2010. Supporters of the law included many labor groups representing home health care workers, and the Long Island Progressive Coalition. The bill was signed into law on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2006.
Abrahams was also instrumental in the passing of a bill providing a partial tax exemption for qualified first-time home buyers in Nassau County. The bill will provide a break on property tax bills for the first five years.
The legislator also voiced his support for a bill aimed at warning consumers of the adult, and often violent, content of certain video games.
For the fourth straight year, the Legislature approved a “no tax increase” budget for Nassau county taxpayers, and added belt-tightening measures for county departments while funding programs that benefit the County’s neediest residents.
Just a month after taking office, Legislator Abrahams approved a bill for contractors wishing to do business with the county, in which the county is required to use its “best efforts” to use minority and women-owned businesses for at least 15 percent of the contracted amount.
“I believe that Nassau County must take the lead in encouraging minority and women-owned businesses to participate in the bidding process for County contracts,” said Abrahams. “It is my belief that every member of a community should feel included in the governmental contract process.”
A dynamic, compassionate and forward-thinking young lawmaker, Abrahams was named as one of Ebony Magazine’s (February 2004 Edition) “30 Leaders who are 30 and Under” as well as Long Island Business News’ “One of Long Island’s 40 Rising Stars Under The Age of 40 for 2010.”
Abrahams joined the County Legislature staff as Deputy Finance Director in 2000, eventually moving up to the position of Finance Director. He brings with him a wealth of government experience and has served as a legislative assistant and Deputy District Director for Congressman Floyd H. Flake and as a District Representative for Carolyn McCarthy. Abrahams also worked in the private sector as a Financial Analyst for Astoria Federal Savings Bank. Abrahams holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Queens College and also attended Baruch College’s MBA Program.
Abrahams is married and has two children.