Cleveland Codes

Cleveland Codes Matt Fieldman 2015 Winner Economic Development category September 9, 2018 The Plain Dealer shared some of Cleveland Codes‘ success stories as part of their “Pathways to Prosperity” series which explores “ways schools, businesses and organizations are or aren’t preparing students to make a living wage in today’s regional economy.” Read the article > Cleveland…

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If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk Chris Webb 2015 Finalist Transformative Arts & Culture category February 16, 2018 In 2015, Chris Webb, became one of the five Accelerate finalists for his idea,”If These Walls Could Talk” – a film that animates abandoned buildings to tell 100 years of history from their neighborhood. The production is complete…

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Ohio City Clean Up and Green Up Day

Ohio City Clean Up and Green Up Day Steve Roberts 2015 Presenter Quality of Life category Steve Roberts pitched his idea for an Ohio City clean up day at Accelerate 2015. After the event, he worked with Ohio City, Inc. to organize a group of neighborhood volunteers to clean up Ohio City. Steve saw his…

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Limitless Ambition: Giving Women the Tools They Need

Limitless Ambition: Giving Women the Tools They Need Alicia Robinson 2015 Presenter Economic Development category The mission of Alicia Robinson’s Limitless Ambition is to empower women from economically deprived areas with tools to excel academically, pursue their career goals, and overcome emotional obstacles. She pitched this program at Accelerate 2015 with the hope of eliminating…

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LGBT Youth Culinary Creation

LGBT Youth Culinary Creation Bob Sferra 2015 Finalist Community Change category Bob Sferra wanted to expand his future LGBT Youth Program Culinary classes, which allow an otherwise disenfranchised LGBT youth population to learn skills, build self-esteem, and possibly gain a mentor. Bob pitched this idea at Accelerate 2015. After earning prize money as a runner-up…

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