Re-establish Little League in the Lee-Harvard community

Re-establish Little League in the Lee-Harvard community Wendell Fields 2016 Presenter Quality of Life category Presented in partnership with: February 20, 2018 The B-Buzz Baseball League pitched by Wendell Fields at Accelerate 2016 is now entering its fourth season and the league was recently granted 501(c)3 non-profit status. To offer additional programming to their players this…

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I Am Hollywood

I Am Hollywood Alex P. Michaels 2015 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category October 5, 2017 Alex P. Michaels has a dream to create a local movie industry in Cleveland. He pitched projects to help bring that vision to reality at the inaugural Accelerate event in 2015 and again in 2016. He continues his quest and…

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The Midnight Society

The Midnight Society Adam Kern 2016 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category Adam Kern pitched his idea (co-created by Beth McGee) for an immersive, site-specific theatrical event using storytelling through dance and music, based on the Cleveland torso murders at Accelerate 2016. Kern is currently directing “Shadow of the Run,” an immersive theater production set…

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STEMpower: Empowering STEM-based careers

STEMpower: Empowering STEM-based careers Jackie Adams 2016 Presenter Educating for Tomorrow category Presented in partnership with: Jackie Adams wants to facilitating awareness and educational opportunities to improve the culture for all people pursuing STEM-based careers. She pitched her vision to launch a scholarship competition a Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to raise awareness about the…

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Sanctuary: Animals and Addicts

Sanctuary: Animals and Addicts Amelia Sawyer 2016 Presenter Community Change category Amelia Sawyer pitched her idea for a place where heroin addicts find solace and purpose, beating addiction while rehabilitating animals that have been abused or abandoned at Accelerate 2016. Her vision: to bring together forgotten animals and forlorn people to find sanctuary together. After Accelerate,…

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