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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Therapals: Pay it Forward Approach to Learning

Therapals: Pay it Forward Approach to Learning Mollie Verdier 2015 Finalist Educating for Tomorrow category 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…

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ReForest City: Trees for Community Health and Engagement

ReForest City: Trees for Community Health and Engagement Laura Marks 2015 Presenter Community Change category 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…

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