Write, Illustrate, Create!

Write, Illustrate, Create! Ebony Donley + Sasha Beckette-Abdullah 2021 Presenter Education category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Write, Illustrate, Create! will help children in grades K-8 express themselves in writing. They will learn the steps of the writing process and write a book. They will have creative control of the type of book they…

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Cle 4 Me Tours

Cle 4 Me Tours (Pitched as A Soulful Tour of Cleveland) Shana Black 2020 Finalist Authentic Cleveland Experiences category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Through a unique tour, attendees will visit various Black-owned businesses and urban spaces that are often overlooked, learn about the neighborhoods, and receive a list of resources, events and additional…

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Black literacy initiative wins civic pitch competition

Technology pitch for multiculturalism also wins prize at Accelerate A  literacy and role model initiative for young Black males was voted the winning pitch by a virtual audience Thursday night (February 25) at the seventh annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. Sara Kidner…

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Stores @ Storer

Stores @ Storer Guillermo (Will) Sanchez 2019 Presenter Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with:     February 24, 2021 As with so many local organizations, the pandemic forced the closure of La Cosecha and the building on Storer Avenue was sold. That didn’t stop Sanchez though. He is relaunching La Cosecha Galeria…

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Last Accelerate finalists selected

6 social entrepreneurs to pitch for grand prize Thursday The field of six finalists in the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens was completed Wednesday (February 24) with the selection of the last two finalist during this year’s virtual, week-long event. On Thursday, February…

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