Community-based organizations are the backbone of many low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, providing critical social services and mobilizing local residents to address entrenched socioeconomic challenges. We work with community development corporations, grassroots organizations, and other local groups to plan for their neighborhoods’ future and advance community-driven policy.
Small businesses - especially in the manufacturing sector - create quality jobs, embody entrepreneurship and innovation, and give the city much of its character and soul. We partner with small businesses and manufacturers to catalyze sustainable, inclusive local economies.
We work with policy makers to develop innovative solutions to some of our city’s most pressing economic, transportation, energy, and affordable housing challenges. As a 501 (c)(3), we are non-partisan and committed to substantive public sector engagement without support for any political candidates.
Across the city, we help to build and sustain diverse coalitions that fight for more sustainable, equitable policies in low- and moderate-income communities.
Pratt Center is committed to developing the planners of tomorrow. We train emerging planning professionals and strengthen our work through a close relationship with Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. Our student worker, fellowship, internship, and studio opportunities engage students from a variety of degree programs at Pratt - including those within the Schools of Architecture, Art and Design, and Information and Library Science - while deepening our capacity to achieve our goals.
Our work would not be possible without the continued support, partnership, and input of our network of funders.