With Two Years Remaining in its Six-Year Plan, the Focus Shifts to the Housing Stock
“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction”. — Bill Gates
Four years into a six-year campaign, Upside Allentown presented its annual report to the community on how it spent more than $500,000 in corporate contributions in 2017-2018 fiscal year to strengthen the neighborhoods and improve the quality of life around the Neighborhood Improvement Zone. Significant changes and accomplishments in the last four years include an Arts and Culture initiative that is increasing the accessibility and visibility of arts and culture opportunities in the downtown, dozens of facade improvements to residences and businesses, lighting and parks improvements that increase quality of life and provide safer neighborhoods, reduction in crime in the center city, and increased engagement of youth with the Allentown Police Department.
These achievements are the culmination of four years or work from hundreds of volunteers, corporations, foundations, trusts, private funders, and non-profit agencies.

See below for the full reports.

Morning Call Coverage- http://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-upside-allentown-fourth-year-20180913-story.html

Upside Allentown Reports On Its Fourth Year Upside Allentown Year 4 Accomplishments