The WISH Cleveland blog offers a preview of Accelerate’s impact on the community by noting how the event invests in Cleveland change makers and offers networking opportunities. The blog also profiles two past Accelerate presenters whose projects have come to life: Shayla Ivezzy is helping under-served youth on their paths to careers, and Allison Lukacsy-Love’s bus stop graphics are encouraging exercise and healthy living. Lukacsy-Love will be back at Accelerate this year with a new civic project to pitch. The creation of WISH Cleveland itself grew from an Accelerate pitch: blog founder Pam Turos was a finalist in Accelerate 2016.
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