Ford Foundation Grant

As part of the 50th anniversary initiative, Pattern President Jonathan Drapkin announced on Nov. 6, 2014, that the organization has already met a substantial portion of its million-dollar “Pattern for the Future” campaign goal.

A $400,000 grant from the Ford Foundation will support urban revitalization in a project called the Hudson Valley Urban Action Agenda.

Mayors and civic leaders from some 20 cities and urban centers in the Hudson Valley convened for the initial meeting of the Urban Action Agenda.

Mayors and civic leaders from some 20 cities and urban centers in the Hudson Valley convened Nov. 6 for the initial meeting of the Urban Action Agenda.

The grant comes to Pattern through the Regional Plan Association (RPA) which is now working on its 4th Regional Plan for New York City and surrounding regions.  The core of Pattern’s work will focus on attracting and retaining young people to urban areas throughout the valley by building on existing efforts as well as helping to create new ways to reach revitalization goals. Representatives from 20 of those urban centers convened with the Pattern research and planning team today to begin work on the Urban Action Agenda.

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