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Artists, Advocates, NYC Council Members Launch Futures NYC Campaign

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Artists, advocates, NYC Council Members launch Futures NYC campaign to highlight community-centered policy solutions for New York City through art. In anticipation of the final NYC City Budget, the initiative will launch alongside a blitz paid digital ad campaign and a citywide exhibition tour hosted in NYC Council District Offices. NEW YORK, NY, May 19, […]

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Futures NYC

Project     2021–Present

Hester Street collaborated with Make the Road New York and VOCAL-NY to launch Futures NYC, an initiative anchored in policy and driven by creativity, using art and design to imagine futures that become possible when the City puts policies in place that guarantee care, compassion, dignity, and power for all New Yorkers. Through Futures NYC, […]

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NYC Council Land-Use Training

Project     2021–2021

Hester Street partnered with Local Progress and the Advocacy Institute to design a training tailored to the needs of newly elected NYC Council Members around land use and zoning. The training included historic and contemporary applications of land use, showcased the effects of policy on New Yorkers, and illustrated processes and programs relevant to Council […]

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Together We Thrive: Black Business Network

Project     2021–Present

Black-owned businesses are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis due to historic discriminatory practices that have left them under-funded, less likely to secure bank loans, and more likely to be left out of government aid. Together We Thrive (TWT) is a coalition convened by United Way of New York City (UWNYC) that provides access to […]

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