Member of the Month 2018-04-02T17:36:33+00:00

SIEDC Member of the Month

Brian Licata

 

Brian Licata is the Deputy Director of Workforce Development at United Activities Unlimited. Prior to this, he was a director of Out of School Time programs and a supervisor of all UAU’s afterschool programs. He has been involved in grants that unite the public schools and non-public schools in an effort to enhance their use of technology in the classroom.

In June of 2009, Brian received the Teacher of the Year Award from Senator Andrew Lanza. In September of 2010, Brian received the Digital Education Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Education.

In September and October of 2010, Brian was featured in the NY Times, Wired Magazine, and the Staten Island Advance for work that he has been doing with youth on Staten Island.

United Activities Unlimited, Inc, is a Staten Island community -based agency that provides educational. recreation, counseling, and workforce development to young adults on Staten Island. United Activities Unlimited, Inc was incorporated in 1977 as the result of a community initiative by concerned citizens who responded to the challenge of providing positive alternatives to young people in the wake of the financial crisis of New York City that forced the closing of many Board of Education afternoon and evening centers.

United Activities Unlimited, Inc has expanded in the last 40 years to include over 40 locations borough wide and offers an array of services for families and youth from school age to young adult. UAU has over 70 full time employees and 800 part time employees, not including its internships that consists of another 6,000 employees and is one of the largest economic development entities on Staten Island, infusing money into Island businesses both directly and indirectly.

UAU proud to be the Staten Island provider for New York City’s prestigious Ladders for Leaders Internship Program as well as for the Summer Youth Employment and Work Learn Grow Programs. These initiatives have helped Staten Island businesses gain access to some of the best local talent while helping Staten Island students gain valuable work experience. Beginning in 2018, UAU has started working with Staten Islanders in preparation for certification programs in culinary, medical billing and retail. This will serve as a valuable pipeline of talent for local businesses.

Contact Information

Brian Licata
Deputy Director of Workforce Development
United Activities Unlimited
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 987-8111
www.unitedactivities.org

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