Elected officials joined teachers, students and community residents for a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week at the new Brentwood Mural.
The mural at 92 Wicks Road was directed by artist Segundo Orellana and painted with the assistance of students from Brentwood and Central Islip. It depicts places and events in and around the Brentwood community.
The ribbon-cutting event was organized by the Long Island Latino Teachers Association (LILTA) in collaboration with Huntington Arts, Teatro Yerbabruja and Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
LILTA is a nonprofit organization of committed educators and supporters of education, who advocate for high quality education in order to increase graduation rates and higher education enrollment and completion. The group works within the educational system and school community to address common risk factors that impact the academic outcomes of the Latino student population and other ethnic groups.