Hester Street joined hundreds of community groups, advocates, service providers, representatives from labor and major civic institutions, and city officials today to kick off New York City’s Complete Count Campaign, the nation’s largest and most diverse coordinated municipal campaign to achieve a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census.

The NYC Complete Count Campaign represents a historic and unprecedented partnership between a mayoral administration, the City Council, CUNY, and 157 community-based organizations across all five boroughs, as well as the city’s three library systems, labor unions, and civic and private institutions of many types. New York City’s Complete Count Campaign Plan has been conceptualized and drafted by a combination of government and community partners – including Hester Street.

“In NYC, we are blessed with a vast network of brilliant and committed community-based organizations and neighborhood institutions that have long served our communities and strengthened our neighborhoods. The Complete Count Fund recognizes the power of that critical social infrastructure and invests in its long-term sustainability,” said Hester Street Co-Executive Director Betsy MacLean. “At Hester Street, we are thrilled to support CBOs, faith-based institutions, and small businesses — the lifeblood of our neighborhoods — with the kinds of tools, data and analysis they need to ensure a complete count and to create the conditions for all NYC neighborhoods to thrive.”

Read the full press release here.