Aspirations to Actions

August 2012 – Present

Aspirations to Actions

The Purpose

The Patterson Foundation believes that change happens at the speed of trust. Aspirations to Actions aims to provide space for the first step in building trust - strengthening connective tissue. From uplifting people to facilitating community conversations, Aspirations to Actions is an adaptive and innovative initiative working to keep time with the ever-evolving challenges of today and tomorrow.

Strengthening the Impact

Aspirations to Actions works with people, business, nonprofits, government, and the media to create opportunities for purposeful engagement. The Patterson Foundation has learned that the power of a community exists in its people. Aspirations to Actions works to provide new ways to build trust through personal development, active engagement, and shared aspirations.


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Why does The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?

The Patterson Foundation supports Aspirations to Actions to strengthen people, organizations, and communities. By investing in building connective tissue, Aspirations to Actions helps people drive positive change at home, at work, and in the community.

What is the objective of this initiative?

The Aspirations to Actions initiative's objective is for our community to take aspirations and turn them into actions that will result in positive change. This initiative can change the way our community approaches issues and the way it develops innovative, collaborative partnerships that may not have otherwise formed.

What is the value of this initiative?

Aspirations to Actions helps to create a more inclusive and responsive community focused on turning outward and harnessing the power of our collective abundance for lasting change.

What is the timeframe of this initiative?

Aspirations to Actions is ongoing. Change takes time, so there is no time limit on the initiative, but it is considered to be ever-evolving as we learn more from and about our community.

Who is Aspirations to Actions for?

Aspirations to Actions is for people, organizations, and communities who are ready and willing to take their engagement to the next level. Those passionate about discovering shared aspirations and thinking strategically about what comes next are welcome to explore any of the Aspirations to Actions projects.

Who can I contact about the Aspirations to Actions initiative?

For more information, contact Aspirations to Actions initiative lead Cheri Coryea:
The event fostered connections, promoted learning, encouraged the exchange of ideas, and ensured that each person left with a renewed sense of hope, inspiration, and steps to propel positive change within DeSoto County..
(total time: 9 minutes )

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