Limitless Ambition: Giving Women the Tools They Need

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 poverty by offering programs with a holistic approach to give women the tools they need…

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LGBT Youth Culinary Creation

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 at the event, his vision to launch a culinary kitchen to…

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Therapals: Pay it Forward Approach to Learning

TheraPals is an online therapeutic approach, created by Mollie Verdier, to using video modeling for children with special needs and it provides a social platform to promote friendship, practice social skills and encourage Peer to Peer learning and teaching with children with similar abilities through a Skype like technology with children across the world. Mollie…

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If These Walls Could Talk

“If These Walls Could Talk” was Chris Webb’s idea for an urban arts project that engages youth to research and creatively present the history of abandoned properties, as a way of honoring Cleveland’s history, strengthening community identity, and igniting a conversation about the future of the community. Chris pitched the idea at Accelerate 2015, and…

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ReForest City: Trees for Community Health and Engagement

Laura Marks wanted to engage residents to plant trees on private property in Cleveland and its inner-ring suburbs. She pitched her ReForest City idea, bringing neighbors together to plant trees in low-income neighborhoods, at Accelerate 2015. Since February 2015, she has been working to increase publicity and popularity of her community gardening initiative to allow…

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