A primary focus of PAUSE is to create a unified vision of how our community can work together for a better future. We see this being accomplished by working together with local organizations to plot new trajectories. Thus far we have been building these partnerships with several dynamic organizations in the Hudson Valley to achieve these goals. Over time we hope to see these connections grow as the success of our efforts becomes known.
Here are a few of our present partnerships.
Clearwater - clearwater.org
The mission of Clearwater is to preserve and protect the Hudson River for the benefit of its eco-system and human communities while creating new environmental leaders for a sustainable future.
Children’s Media Project - childrensmediaproject.org
Children’s Media Project (CMP) is a non-profit arts and education organization with a history of empowering “at-risk” youth through the media arts. CMP believes in making a social investment for community transformation by providing access to the skills and tools necessary for creation and appreciation of media as art, as education, and as entrepreneurship. CMP’s programs encourage youth to not only explore the world around them, but to also be active participants. CMP provides workshops, programs, and projects for youth, artists, and educators that teach critical viewing of the media, that encourage youth to be creatively engaged in using the media to deliver important messages, and that offer employment and growth opportunities for youth.
Middle Main/Hudson River Housing - middlemain.com
Middle Main is a neighborhood in the City of Poughkeepsie that stretches along Main Street from Academy Street to Pershing Avenue, between both arterials. Part of our work has been to have this neighborhood recognized within the City of Poughkeepsie by, among other things, giving it a name – Middle Main.
Poughkeepsie Farm Project - farmproject.org
The Poughkeepsie Farm Project is a non-profit organization that works toward a just and sustainable food system in the Mid-Hudson Valley by operating a member-supported farm, providing education about food and farming, and improving access to healthy locally-grown food.
Urban Land Scape Lab - urbanlandscapelab.org
The Urban Landscape Lab is dedicated to affecting positive social and ecological change in the joint built-natural environment. We study cities as places in which ecological processes and urban systems have a complex range of influences upon species diversity, climate change, and social equity. Our projects bring together a wide range of disciplines – architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, preservation, civil engineering, conservation biology, economics, climate, public health, and community-based advocacy – to connect experimental research methods of the academic setting to practices embedded in New York City and beyond.