The Origins of New York’s Polish & Slavic Center

With more than a decade of experience in business and management, Martin P. Mieloszyk currently heads L’Marc International, Inc. He is a member of the Polish-American Congress and the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union. Mr. Mieloszyk also serves on the board of the Polish & Slavic Center.

Founded in 1972 by Reverend Longin Tolczyk, the Polish & Slavic Center aimed to support the cultural heritage of the local Polish and Slavic communities. It also sought to promote the values of family, labor, education, patriotism, and the nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage.

Five years after founding the center, Reverend Longin established the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union to further bolster his mission. This credit union proved so popular that it became the largest ethnic credit union in the United States.

Today, the Polish & Slavic Center continues to uphold Reverend Longin’s vision, offering numerous free programs from its two locations in New York. It has also grown to become the East Coast’s largest Polish-American organization.


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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