Teen refugee program is winning civic pitch at Accelerate

6 finalists win prizes; additional partner announced for 2020 CLEVELAND – A pitch by two teens who want to build buddy relationships among refugee and non-refugee students was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 27, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Cleveland Leadership Center with support…

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Allison Meyer featured in CWRU’s The Daily

Accelerate 2019 presenter Allison Meyer was featured in an article by Case Western Reserve University’s The Daily electronic newsletter (issued daily to CWRU faculty, staff and students). The article highlights her project and upcoming Never Ever Give Up pitch at Accelerate, as well as some of her experiences as a law student at Case. According to the…

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Accelerate presenters from Heights featured

Four Cleveland Heights residents are among those who will present 28 visions of creating positive change in Cleveland at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m., at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, reports the Heights Observer, an online publication of the civic advocacy organization FutureHeights. Read the story…

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Spectrum 1 News features Accelerate

Cleveland’s newest TV news station, on the Spectrum cable network, interviews a presenter who will pitch a civic vision to make Cleveland better at CLC’s annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change event, which takes place February 27, 2019. Brittany O’Connor, a Vice President at event sponsor Citizens Bank, notes how Accelerate pitches create positive change in Ohio. Watch…

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Accelerate featured in The Plain Dealer

The January 16 article featured past winners and highlighted how the event helps even those who don’t win money to advance their vision. In the article, 2018 winner, Tory Coats is quoted as saying, “Accelerate opened me up to different resources in the community and allowed me to cultivate a network of caring people who want…

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