40 Below is a non-profit organization of creative professionals and community members with a passion for local revitalization and unparalleled dedication to Central Upstate New York. This organization acts as a vehicle for members to pursue passions, make changes, instill a sense of pride in the community, and promote the region as a vibrant place to live, work, learn and play.

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Public Arts Task Force

The mission of the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force (PATF) is to cultivate a culture of public art in Syracuse. PATF serves as a catalyst for projects by identifying, initiating and integrating public art throughout the city of Syracuse. The PATF provides a medium for community members, artists and art enthusiasts to create public projects, beautify Syracuse and promote vibrant, desirable communities and partners with artists and organizations to provide the tools and resources needed to bring creative projects and events to life.


Ryan Wood
Sofía Márquez

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Civic Engagement Task Force

The 40 Below Civic Engagement Task Force (CETF) aims to keep young professionals and community members in Central New York educated on timely issues and engaged in their communities. CETF has built relationships with a wide range of non-profit and government organizations in Central New York to connect members with educational programming, volunteer opportunities and opportunities for leadership. At monthly meetings, CETF regularly hosts speakers from local area non-profits. Past speakers include representatives from WCNY, Empire State Development Corporation and Say Yes to Education. Through their board initiative, the Task Force has placed over 250 young professionals in leadership positions with area non-profits. Through close relationships with government, non-profits organizations and educational programs, the Civic Engagement Task Force offers 40 Below members a way to stay connected, informed and influential in their communities.


Paul Colabufo
Ann Fordock

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Transit Task Force

The 40 Below Transit Task Force (TTF) aims to improve the quality of transportation options in the Syracuse area, providing education and support for safe and effective means of transit and working with community members to develop greater access for moving around Central New York. At monthly meetings held on the second Wednesday of every month, TTF discusses ways in which transportation can be improved in the Syracuse area, and how they can help.


Sarah Casey

Andrew Frasier

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Syracuse Coworks

We’ve created a new kind of work environment. We have desks, but no walls, and definitely no cubicles. We share, collaborate, build community, and encourage fresh perspective. We are entrepreneurs, virtual workers, independent employees, freelancers, designers, creators, and discoverers. Syracuse Coworks is a cost-effective workspace with professional amenities located in the heart of downtown Syracuse– perfect for the budding business, start-up, or someone looking to interact with real humans (instead of the laundry basket). Our coworkers are caffeinated! Syracuse Coworks members enjoy free Cafe Kubal coffee every day they stop by.