PRIDE's goals are to Preserve, Revitalize, Implement, Direct and Effect Community Development.
PRIDE is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, Rural Preservation Company established in May 1984, to aid, assist and foster the rebuilding, revitalization and preservations of Ticonderoga in Essex County. Over the past 20 years, PRIDE has secured funds for, administered, and/or leveraged over five-million dollars in public and private sector investment for housing rehabilitation, affordable housing, economic development, Main Street revitalization, historic preservation, community planning and educational programs. In 1990, PRIDE was awarded a Private Sector Award from the Preservation League of New York State. In 1994 PRIDE was recognized as an Outstanding Adirondack Organization by the Adirondack Council. One of the first Adirondack Architectural Heritage awards in 1996 was for recognition of PRIDE's substantial role in raising the level of community awareness in and around Ticonderoga about local history, local architecture and historic preservation. In 1999 and again in 2000, PRIDE was recognized by the Lake Champlain Basis Program as a Lake Champlain Partner in the implementation of Opportunities for Actions. Today PRIDE is a Visitors stop on the Lake to Locks Passage.