Accelerate accepting civic pitches

December 4 deadline to submit ideas to improve region Individuals who have visions to improve Northeast Ohio can submit their ideas to compete in Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition to be held virtually on Thursday, February 25, 2020. The annual competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens Bank,…

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Resource Reborn

Resource Reborn Sanjanasri Vedavyas 2020 Finalist Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Resource Reborn, originally pitched as Connect4U, aspires to equalize opportunity by redirecting the excess of supplies from individuals, schools, and businesses to students and schools in need. Users can then search for the supplies and acquire them at a highly…

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Eat Local 365

Eat Local 365 Natasha Kalas 2020 Presenter Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Transforming Cleveland’s vacant industrial and retail spaces into automated indoor hydroponic farms using IoT mobile controls, AI, robotics and green energy integration. Providing Cleveland residents with access to fresh food 365 days of the year. Keep up…

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Blanket Blessings

Blanket Blessings Logan Dior Williams & Denyelle E Rashid 2020 Finalist Quality of Life Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Blanket Blessings will provide the less fortunate with the necessary care packages they need as the seasons change. It will also be a way to inspire children to make a change in their own communities….

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1,000 Ties

1,000 Ties Jowan Smith 2020 Winner Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The 1,000 Ties etiquette program educates inner-city males ages 6-21 on dining etiquette, tying a tie, communication skills, grooming, sportsmanship, proper dress, the art of being a gentleman, and how to be the best version of themselves. Keep up…

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