Recent Media Coverage

WKYC-TV 3: Sunday morning news interview with event Co-Chair Tom Hopkins (Feb. 22, 2015)

The Plain Dealer: "At Accelerate 2015, local visionaries will present ideas for changing the world, or Cleveland" (Feb. 18, 2015)

Cleveland Plus: "Clevelanders accelerate transformation" (Feb. 16, 2015)

Cleveland Jewish News: "Civic pitch competition winner to be chosen Feb. 25" (Feb. 10, 2015)

CoolCleveland: "Have a great idea on improving the community? Pitch it @cleveleads" (Feb. 9, 2015)

Northeast Ohio Media Group : "Monday is deadline to enter regional improvement ideas in 'Accelerate 2015' contest" (Jan. 9, 2015)

Fresh Water Cleveland : "Got an idea for improving Northeast Ohio? New civic pitch competition invites submissions" (Jan. 6, 2015)

Video featuring event judges and hosts encouraging individuals to submit civic pitches. (Dec. 29, 2014)

WKYC-TV spot (Dec. 19, 2014)

The Plain Dealer: "Accelerate 2015 seeking civic pitch ideas, judges" (Dec. 11, 2014)

Crain's Cleveland Business: "Cleveland Leadership Center and The Collection Auto Group sponsor program to help locals who have a vision" (Dec. 9, 2014)

CLC and The Collection Auto group sponsor program to help locals who have a vision (Crain's Cleveland Business, Dec. 7, 2014). "Accelerate 2015: A new model for change" event on Feb. 25, 2015, will offer incentives for individuals who make "civic pitches" that will improve the community.

Cleveland Metroparks will revive water-taxi service (The Plain Dealer, Oct. 15, 2014). Cleveland Metroparks credits Leadership Cleveland for research and planning assistance as the parks commissioners agree to purchase a boat for the service to begin in 2015.

The Sound of Ideas: Cleveland's Brain Gain (ideastream, June 17, 2014). (i)Cleveland Director Jill Pecoraro, (i)Cleveland alum Jazmin Long, and others discuss why and how CLE attracts college-educated people in their 20s and 30s.

Cleveland Metroparks board approves receipt of Whiskey Island (, May 08, 2014). Under the leadership of Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman (LC 2011), the Metroparks prepares to increase access to CLE greenspace.

Creating Cleveland's Future (Inside Business Magazine, March/April 2014 Issue). Coverage of spectrum of CLC programs and how alums are making a difference in community. 

Long-dormant Flats water taxi could be revived by summer 2015, says Metroparks CEO (, March 12, 2004). Coverage of impact the LC team's efforts will have on Flats connectivity.

Water-taxi service cruising for a possible comeback in Cleveland (, March 05, 2014). News announcement from CLC Annual Meeting.

Cleveland Hopkins director says ultra-low-cost carriers expressing interest (, March 3, 2014). Report from CLC-sponsored panel on life after United closes airport hub.

Westlake's Vincent Hwang wins Allen Waddle Leadership Award (, May 02,2013). St. Ignatius teens receives award from CLC's Look Up To Cleveland program.

CLC Announces 2014 Leadership Cleveland Class (Jewish News, June 20, 2013).  

El Futuro de Cleveland places local latinos in paid internships and through (i)Cleveland (, March 28, 2013).  Summer internship placement program in partnership with Global Cleveland, Esperanza, NOCHE, and CLC.

"Making Ends Meet" Boot Camps take hard look at Cleveland poverty (, March 28, 2013).  Civic Engagement Boot Camps highlighted with special series in partnership with Ideastream.

Shankman Joins Cleveland Leadership (Jewish News, January 18, 2013).  Highlights new member of CLC team.

Cleveland Schools open online dialogue to engage citizens (IT News Online). Showcasing CMSD use of technology and partners.  CLC is a partner.

See the Possible: Staying in Cleveland (WKYC, January 4, 2013). (i)CLE Winter Edition pushes the possible - what makes Cleveland a great option.

Mobilizing for Cleveland schools -- and for the next Cleveland Connects: Joe Frolic (Plain Dealer, January 1, 2013).  Community Dialogue continues the fight to save Cleveland's schools.

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