Getting our Babies to College 101

Getting our Babies to College 101 Jowan Smith 2017 Finalist Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: October 29, 2018 Jowan recently announced a new event that she anticipates being an annual affair: Getting Our Babies to College 101 Presents 1,000 Ties. According to a press release, “1,000 Ties will be an event where we…

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Community Garden Initiative

Community Garden Initiative Sara Continenza & Elizabeth Benninger 2017 Presenters Quality of Life category October 2018 Sara Continenza, along with co-presenter Elizabeth Benninger, pitched he idea for a gardening pilot program in under-resourced neighborhoods in Cuyahoga County using an educational toolkit focused on gardening skills, healthy eating, and social and emotional learning. To date, two…

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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 June 2018 On June 22 (the same day the river caught fire), the 2nd Annual Share the River Ramble took place in expanded format and included a music and beer event at the Ramble’s start/end point – Rivergate Park….

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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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