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Together We Thrive Website Launches!

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In August, Together We Thrive: Black Business Network launched a new website, featuring a Business Directory listing brick-and-mortar Black-owned businesses throughout New York City, news, community resources, and inspiring stories. Led by United Way of New York City (UWNYC) and developed in partnership with Hester Street, Together We Thrive is a coalition that provides Access […]

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GoVote NYC

Project     2021–Present

GoVote NYC is a nonpartisan initiative to strengthen democracy in New York City through civic engagement. It is a platform for community organizations throughout the city to share resources, information, and lessons learned from their Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts. Hester Street has built on its Census 2020 work, along with eight other community-based […]

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The Pocantico Center

Project     2020–2021

In 2020, Hester Street began working with The Pocantico Center to develop an audience diversity and outreach strategy to ensure more inclusive, expansive programming as the Center builds a vision for its future. The Center, based in Westchester County, has long been a private estate of the Rockefeller family and is now open to the […]

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2020 Census

Project     2020–2021

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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