Hester Street

Where the people shape their city

Get to know our 2019 Benefit Honorees!

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Hester Street is thrilled to honor three leaders for socially, racially and economically just neighborhoods at our annual benefit on Thursday June 13th. Get your tickets here!   ARTs East New York (AENY) uses the transformative power of the arts as a tool for social and economic change for the East New York, Brooklyn community. Founded in 2009, […]

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Council of Peoples Organization

Project     2019–Present

Established in 2002, the Council of Peoples Organization (COPO) operates from a centrally-located office on Coney Island Avenue in Midwood, Brooklyn and assists low-income immigrant families in reaching their full potential as residents of New York City. COPO is a “one-stop-shop” that provides free, high-quality and trusted social services to over 12,000 households per year. […]

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Korean American Family Service Center

Project     2019–Present

The Korean American Family Service Center, Inc. (KAFSC)’s mission is to support and empower adults, youth and children to lead safe and healthy lives based on dignity, compassion and mutual respect. For nearly 3 decades, the organization has been committed to preventing and ending domestic violence and sexual assault and creating a violence-free society. In […]

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Mekong NYC Community Center

Project     2019–Present

Drawing inspiration from the Mekong River that connects Vietnam and Cambodia, Mekong NYC is a Bronx-based community organization that strives to build deep connections between these 2 Southeast Asian communities. Many Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants to NYC in the last few decades settled in the Bronx, where housing was cheap and often substandard. This new […]

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