My Fab House

My Fab House Sonya Pryor-Jones 2019 Finalist Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A grassroots neighborhood-based digital fabrication lab and co-work space to combat social problems and inequity, such as the tech divide and housing vacancy and abandonment, while providing learning and entrepreneurship opportunities. August 15, 2019 Recently Sonya was on…

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Accelerate receives Dominion Community Impact Award

The Cleveland Leadership Center was one of 15 Ohio community organizations to be recognized with a Dominion Energy Community Impact Award, co-sponsored with Cleveland Magazine. CLC was recognized for its Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition Dominion Energy presented $110,000 in grants to the organizations at the 24th annual awards celebration on March 26,…

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Recipe Re-Mix

Recipe Re-Mix Susan Porter 2019 Presenter Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: www.socialsproutsohio.com March 15, 2019 Susan pitched her idea to create a program and website to change how Cleveland’s urban population prepares their food, instead of trying to change the food they eat. She has already been: A guest on Case Western…

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Hope Worldwide features Karson Baldwin’s Accelerate win

HOPE worldwide posted a brief article, “NYAC Member Wins Civic Engagement Event!: Teen refugee program is winning civic pitch at Accelerate”, about Karson Baldwin and Israel Kambomba’s winning pitch to build buddy relationships among refugee and non-refugee students at Accelerate 2019: Citizens Make Change. Karson serves on HOPE Worldwide’s National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC). See the…

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FreshWater covers the “indelible mark on Cleveland” Accelerate has made

“Since the first event was held in 2015, the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition has definitely made an indelible mark on Cleveland. It’s seen in the two “Give Boxes” installed in Central and North Collinwood—designed to give residents Little Free Pantry-style access to necessities like non-perishable goods and personal care items. (Three more boxes will be debuting this…

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