Hester Street worked with the NYC Commission on Gender Equity (CGE) and the Mayor’s Office of Operations to develop a strategic plan that will advance the Commission’s goals to reduce gender-based inequity in New York City. The Commission is tackling institutional barriers that affect women, girls, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and includes City Council Members, researchers, advocates and activists.

Hester Street’s research and spatial analysis has helped the Commission to identify focus areas within three issue areas: Economic Mobility and Opportunity, Health and Reproductive Justice, and Safety. Our work with the Commission culminated in a draft plan to inform strategic investment to address these priority issue areas.