Local NStat: Patterson Houses Voting

Welcome to Patterson Chooses!

Let’s work together for a safe and healthy Patterson Houses! This is your opportunity to make decisions for your neighborhood. 

Please review the 5 projects and then click the vote button to select your top choice to invest $30,000 in your community!

Voting Window: 10/16 – 11/16 (CLOSED)

Project 1: Physical Space | Improvements to Play + Green Spaces

This project is an opportunity to renovate play & green spaces. Spaces will be co-designed with residents by hosting design workshops, identifying priority spaces, and creating stewardship groups. Upgrades could include vibrant murals that reflect the neighborhood, new benches, gardens, signage, skate ramps, fitness equipment, or more.

Project 2: Economic Stability | Education & Job Training Programs

This project aims to connect education and job training to long-term, stable careers through on-site college fairs, youth mentorship, career coaching, subsidized apprenticeship programs, and events offering funding opportunities for education & entrepreneurial start-ups.

Project 3: Health and Well-being | More Healthy Food

This project focuses on increasing access to fresh, nutritious, and affordable food through a variety of strategies, including food justice education and awareness campaigns to improve quality of food in local markets; food programming like cooking demos, pop up juice bars, and community dinners.

Project 4: Safety and Justice | Community/Police Relations

This project seeks to improve interactions between law enforcement and community members through community/police mini-grants that focus on co-designing safety interventions; intergenerational healing events that build relationships between youths and older adults; and listening tours that invite police to learn from community leaders about their priorities.

Project 5: Youth Development | Youth Designed Projects

This project will co-create programming by youth for youth. Possibilities may include: arts & entrepreneurship programs; mentorships that address trauma, healing circles, or peer-to-peer support groups; life skills training from financial management to healthy relationships; and expanded networks to help youth access a wider range of opportunities.