Project Coping Box

Project Coping Box Laylah Allen + Ashley Welch 2021 Finalist Health & Well-being category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Project Coping Box was born out of a social media campaign called #31DaysOfCoping. A Coping Box is a physical container with items that assist youth with calming and/or expressing emotions. More than 200+ Coping…

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OTHER BROWN GIRL

OTHER BROWN GIRL Jing Lauengco 2021 Technovation Winner Presented in partnership with: ORIGINAL PITCH DESCRIPTION: OTHER BROWN GIRL (OBG) is a Brown-owned, woman-owned social impact community storytelling platform that encourages WOMEN of CULTURE leading COLORFUL + CREATIVE LIVES to spark deeper diversity conversations through design + digital storytelling. Through the OBG brand, website, blog, podcast,…

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Read Like Me

Read Like Me Sara Kidner 2021 Winner Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Read Like Me is a literacy and role model initiative providing internships to young Black males to help address the reading achievement gap in Black male students in grades 3-5. Hired mentors will work with local elementary schools to…

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Black literacy initiative wins civic pitch competition

Technology pitch for multiculturalism also wins prize at Accelerate A  literacy and role model initiative for young Black males was voted the winning pitch by a virtual audience Thursday night (February 25) at the seventh annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. Sara Kidner…

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Last Accelerate finalists selected

6 social entrepreneurs to pitch for grand prize Thursday The field of six finalists in the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens was completed Wednesday (February 24) with the selection of the last two finalist during this year’s virtual, week-long event. On Thursday, February…

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