The Polish Slavic Center, headquartered in New York City, is a nonprofit organization that provides social and cultural services to the Polish Slavic community. The Center is the result of the hard work and dedication of a group of people led by the Reverend Longin Tolczyk. Tolczyk and his cohorts worked with Polish immigrants to the United States during the early 1970s, and saw the necessity for an organization that would both serve their unique needs, and represent their interests. In 1972, the Polish Slavic Center officially opened its doors. In 1977, the Center expanded its ability to provide substantive support for these immigrants with the creation of the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union.
The Center grew over the next several years to become a successful and important provider of services to Polish and Slavic immigrants in the New York area and elsewhere. Today, the organization occupies two buildings in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and receives annual city sponsorship funds that help it provide a wide array of free services to its members. It remains a vital part of the support services network for the Polish and Slavic community in the region.
About the author: Martin Mieloszyk is the President of L’Marc International. He is an avid philanthropist who supports the Polish Slavic Center, among many other charitable causes.