Accelerate adds Destination Cleveland category

‘Cleveland experiences’ to be pitched at 5th annual civic competition Do you have ideas to help visitors make deeper connections with Cleveland’s story? Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition, will offer a new way for those ideas to take flight when the 5th annual event is presented next year by Citizens Bank and…

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Latch & Learn

Latch & Learn Gina VanCant & Kendra Valton 2018 Finalists Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: August 27, 2018 Gina VanCant and Kendra Valton won $2,000 at Accelerate for their Latch & Learn pitch for their vision to educate expectant moms about the benefits of breastfeeding. They are currently working on a pilot…

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Give Box CLE

Give Box CLE Allison Lukacsy-Love 2018 Presenter Quality of Life category Presented in partnership with:    August 23, 2018 The first five Give Box CLE pantries have been installed across the city, including the Central and Collinwood neighborhoods. Additional boxes are set to be installed in Eco Village this fall. WKYC reported on the project….

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Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops

Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops Tory Coats 2018 Winner Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: September 8, 2018 Teen Enterprise hosted their Dare 2 Believe Pop Up shop on Saturday, September 8 in a vacant Fleet Avenue storefront in Slavic Village. Entrepreneurs Jalen Flowers, Josette Stewart, Ramone Hardy, and Joshua Johnson sold their good and services (T-shirts,…

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Special Needs Resource Library

Special Needs Resource Library Angela Bair 2018 Finalist Quality of Life category Presented in partnership with:    September 14, 2018 Angela’s Accelerate vision of an adaptive toy library has become a reality at the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. The W-E Play Toy Library, now available to the public, includes more than 70 toys, many of which…

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