The Pattern Fellows Program is an innovative leadership program started by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress in 2007 to expand the horizons of those already acknowledged as leaders in their communities and disciplines. The program helps participants to gain a more intimate knowledge of the region and encourages them to explore regional approaches to their work.
More than 280 people have graduated from the Pattern Fellows Program. In previous years, fellows have included leaders from the fields of finance, government, economic development, land conservation, law, human services, healthcare, academia and more.
Classes gather every other week from October through June at the Pattern office at 3 Washington Center on the campus of SUNY Orange in Newburgh. Classes meet in the late afternoon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with refreshments served.
Pattern also seeks businesses or nonprofits that are interested in sponsoring the Fellows research projects. The projects dovetail with larger Pattern initiatives pertaining to the Hudson Valley.