In Brief: The Polish Slavic Center By Martin Mieloszyk

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.

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About martinmieloszyk

Fluent in English, Polish, Russian, and French, Martin Mieloszyk has traveled the world in pursuit of education and cultural enlightenment. Currently residing in New York, Martin Mieloszyk started his career as a Regional Manager at Porsche Cars North America, Inc., in 1998, followed by a four-year tenure with First Allied/Wells Fargo Bank managing public relations and subsequently its investment banking departments. In 2004, Martin Mieloszyk accepted a position as Chief Corporate Officer with SSMC Bank and later joined the Royal Alliance division of AIG, where he contributed to the development of the company’s marketing and sales strategies. As a result of his efforts, the average investment amount increased to exceed the established company quotas. Most recently, Martin Mieloszyk served as President for L’Marc International, Inc., as the head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Division. In this capacity, he performed multiple business analyses; consulted with business owners or management teams who intended to sell, acquire, or merge their companies; and developed targeted marketing strategies for those businesses. An alumnus of Paris-Sorbonne University, the largest school of literature, languages, culture, and art in France, Martin Mieloszyk earned a Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication and Slavic Studies. While living in Great Britain, he attended University of Oxford and obtained a Master of Computer Science in Programming and Software Engineering. Finally, Martin Mieloszyk graduated with honors from the University of Warsaw in Poland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economic Sciences. A Board Member of the Polish Slavic Center, Martin Mieloszyk is also affiliated with Polish American Congress and The Kosciuszko Foundation (formerly the Polish-American Scholarship Committee), which was founded by Dr. Stephen Mizwa in 1923 to connect Polish students with American universities. In his spare time, Martin Mieloszyk serves as a member of the Polish National Fencing Team in epée and sabre. He also practices Kendo, meaning “Way of the Sword,” and takes part in Kendo tournaments, displaying a contemporary Japanese martial art of sword fighting derived from the traditional samurai swordsmanship.
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