Happy New Year!

To our nextLI family,

When we took over the Long Island Index, we knew we wanted the community to help drive the conversation about our future. While we are thankful for the Rauch Foundation’s continued commitment to building a vibrant future for Long Island, we are also thankful for your ongoing support.

Since launching nextLI, we’ve heard from you in person, through essays, via social media, and your voice has helped shape our plans for the new year. We spent last year building our digital community and planning research projects. We added new members to our team, launched our new website and Facebook group and attended meetings around Long Island so we could directly hear from you.

This year, you can look forward to our high school video contest, our inaugural survey, extensive data updates, our new comment platform, and a millennial summit around our research findings about the next generation of Long Islanders. We have a very busy year ahead, and we’re excited to be sharing it with you.

Wishing you a wonderful new year,

The nextLI team