The Plain Dealer’s Accelerate coverage features teen winners

The Plain Dealer coverage of Accelerate highlighted the winners and runners-up, Tory Coats’ young entrepreneurs, the announcement of the partnership with Social Venture Partners for next year.

“Two teens who want to build buddy relationships among refugee and non-refugee students captured the top $5,000 prize Wednesday night at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual civic pitch competition.

Karson Baldwin, 16, of Strongsville, and Israel Kambomba, 15, who moved to Cleveland from the Congo, want to expand a pilot program Baldwin created that helps address challenges of integration.”

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