Please join us for a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, July 15th at 10:00AM announcing the release of Hester Street’s new report:

Essential and At-Risk: The Power of Community-Based Organizations and the Danger of Displacement

Combining timely qualitative and quantitative data, the report highlights CBOs as essential and necessary neighborhood infrastructure, analyzes the opportunities and pain points in the City’s Capital Grants process, and offers key recommendations for policy reform and action. Over the past year, Hester Street has researched NYC’s nonprofit CBO landscape with a focus on understanding challenges and barriers to operations, real estate and capital.

CBOs are a critical part of our city’s safety net, providing services to NYC’s most vulnerable people. The pandemic has heightened the need for CBO services while deepening the operational challenges they face in an increasingly unaffordable city. With rising rents, rapid gentrification and an uncertain funding landscape, CBOs that serve on the frontlines are increasingly in danger of being forced out of their own neighborhoods. We must take bold steps now to keep CBOs rooted in the communities they serve.

Please join us as we share highlights from this new report and hear from leaders in the field that are working towards change. Speakers include:

  • Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director & Co-Founder, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
  • Betsy MacLean, Co-Executive Director, Hester Street
  • Arlenis Morel, Chief of Staff, Make the Road NY
  • Antonio Reynoso, NYC Council Member for District 34
  • Greg Schiefelbein, New York Tri-State Director, Citi Community Investing and Development

Please register here if you can join us. You will receive an email with Zoom details the day before – we look forward to seeing you virtually!