Hester Street

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COVID-19 Response + Resources

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The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the inequities of a broken and fragile system. How our nation recovers – who receives critical support and how – will determine whether we increase inequity and divestment in low-income communities of color, or whether we can rebuild a nation where everyone can thrive. Here at Hester Street, we […]

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COVID-19 Popular Education Resources

Project     2020–Present

Hester Street is designing and producing a series of easy-to-use and graphic how-to guides that break down the complex requirements and processes for a variety of survival resources. These popular education tools are designed for vulnerable communities who face barriers to applying for and securing critical government support during COVID-19. Together with Asian Americans for […]

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Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC)

Project     2019–2020

Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC) is an initiative by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to support Black entrepreneurs in starting and growing thriving businesses across the five boroughs in an effort to address the racial wealth gap. While Black individuals account for over 20% of New Yorkers, only 2% own NYC businesses and […]

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Neighborhood Stat

Project     2019–2019

Hester Street is working with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) to develop tools and materials for NeighborhoodStat (NStat). NStat is a component of the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety, which focuses on 15 NYCHA developments that have faced historic disinvestment and, as a result, persistent […]

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