In order to better serve low-income immigrant residents of New York City, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is building a new community center in Corona, Queens. This project will allow MRNY to consolidate their services, offer expanded programs, reduce costs — and protect against the vagaries of the real estate market — ensuring that MRNY is in their neighborhood to stay. Hester Street (HST) worked with MRNY to secure capital funding for the project and acquire the site.

HST is actively engaging MRNY staff and members, elected representatives, neighborhood residents and other allies through a multi-phase process that leverages staff and member knowledge to ensure that the community center best serves community needs.