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.
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.
HOST A VIRTUAL SCREENING
As a gift to the community, The Patterson Foundation is pleased to offer virtual screenings of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Walk to Respect
. Screenings are no-cost and include a link to the full-length recording as well as a live Zoom panel discussion with the actors and playwright to dive into the themes of respect, community, and civil discourse. The play is appropriate for ages 9+. Click here to schedule a virtual screening for your community or organization.
ASPIRATIONS TO ACTIONS OFFERINGS
The Patterson Foundation is pleased to announce Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass: A Walk to Respect community discussion groups are returning in January 2022. The Patterson Foundation will host panel discussions featuring actors Michael Krebs (Abraham Lincoln), Joel PE King (Frederick Douglass ), Spoken Word Poet, Cedric Hameed, and playwright, Beth Duda, throughout the spring, along with guided discussion group offerings. We strongly encourage you to engage in this unique offering which combines history, theater, and a chance to talk through difficult but meaningful topics. Click here to register or use the QR code.
Click on frequently asked questions below to learn more about this initiative...
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 TPF Fellow Connor LaGrange: CLaGrange@thepattersonfoundation.org.
Learnings from the first year of Aspirations to Actions.