Sergio Argueta, LMSW
Founder and Board President
Attendance Coordinator, Uniondale High School
Adjunct Professor, Adelphi University, Millersville University and St. Joseph's College
Sergio Argueta is among the most influential community activists on Long Island. He is the founder and Board Chair of S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc. (Struggling To Reunite Our New Generation), one of the leading gang prevention and intervention agencies in the northeastern United States.
He earned an associate’s degree from Nassau Community College and a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in political science from Hofstra University. He was awarded the Turner Fellowship at Stony Brook University, where he earned a master’s degree in social work.
Sergio served as the gang specialist for the Nassau County Youth Board; and is currently one of the leading experts in the region on gangs and youth violence. Sergio served as the Director of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program at Adelphi University for three years. He has served as an an adjunct criminal justice professor at Nassau Community College. He currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Schools of Social Work at Adelphi University and Millersville University in Pennsylvania.
In 2014, Sergio became a high school social worker at Uniondale High School , transitioning into the Uniondale High School Attendance Coordinator position in 2016. As of September 2019, Sergio is the Dean of Students at UHS! He is involved in various community organizing initiatives, which include being one of the founders and Co-Convener’s of The Corridor Counts (TCC) which advocates for equity within some of the most marginalized communities in Nassau County.
S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc.
A 501(C)(3) Not-for-profit
Phone: (516) 483-1350
Fax: (516) 762-8534
Headquarters: 599 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
Satelite office: 303 Crooked Hill Rd
Brentwood, NY 11717