Community Garden Initiative

Community Garden Initiative Sara Continenza & Elizabeth Benninger 2017 Presenters Quality of Life category Keep up to date with Food Strong on their website, by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. October 2019 The Community Garden Initiative grown into a fully formed nonprofit organization: Food Strong. Food Strong’s mission is to strengthen and empower…

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Getting our Babies to College 101

Getting our Babies to College 101 Jowan Smith 2017 Finalist Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: February 16, 2019 Jowan hosted her first 1,000 Ties event and produced a video with highlights from the event. Watch the video> January 2019 WZAK honored Jowan as one of their 2019 Future History Makers: people giving back to…

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Ignite: A Celebration of the Burning River

Ignite: A Celebration of the Burning River Jim Ridge 2017 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category January 2019 Blazing Paddles will be one of the signature events of the 50th anniversary celebrations (under the Cuyahoga 50 umbrella) the City of Cleveland/Sustainable Cleveland is organizing. Learn more at: https://www.cuyahoga50.org June 2018 On June 22 (the same day…

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Ironborne Brew Works

Ironborne Brew Works Jeremy Langham 2017 Winner Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    March 16, 2018 Jeremy Langham was part of TV20’s recap of Accelerate 2018 where he discussed how Accelerate has helped move the Ironborne Brew Works concept forward. February 22, 2018 Jeremy joined the 2018 Accelerate finalists for an on-air, post-event…

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Career Closet: More than a Wardrobe

Career Closet Shayla Ivezzy 2017 Finalist Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: February 19, 2018 Shayla was featured in a WISH Cleveland blog post about Accelerate as a previous finalist who is bringing her project to life and helping under-served youth on their paths to careers. In less than one year, workshops…

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