Hester Street

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Radical Re-Imagination: COVID-19 & Racial Justice

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In this critical moment, how our cities respond to the movement for racial justice and how our nation recovers from the COVID-19 crisis will determine whether we increase inequity and further injustice or take this opportunity to rebuild a nation where we all can thrive. As we radically re-imagine the systems that shape our lives, we […]

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2020 Census

Project     2020–Present

For the 2020 Census, Hester Street joined hundreds of community groups, advocates, service providers, representatives from labor and major civic institutions, and city agencies to mobilize to get New Yorkers counted in the Census. NYC’s Complete Count Campaign is the nation’s largest and most diverse coordinated municipal campaign to achieve a complete and accurate count […]

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New York Immigration Coalition

Project     2019–2020

Hester Street worked with the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) in 2019 to plan and manage the organization’s office renovations in Midtown Manhattan. NYIC is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization that represents over 200 immigrant and refugee rights groups throughout New York, including grassroots and nonprofit community organizations, religious and academic institutions, labor unions, […]

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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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