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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Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops

Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops Tory Coats 2018 Winner Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: October 22, 2018 Tory Coats announced a new Teen Entrepreneurship initiative. In partnership with the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation, Teen Enterprise will be traveling to Honduras – one of the world’s poorest countries – to teach entrepreneurship…

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Music Lens: Inspiring Creativity and Confidence

Music Lens: Inspiring Creativity and Confidence Corinne Auger 2018 Finalists Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: October 2018 Corinne Auger pitched her idea for a free introductory music program for lower-income elementary schoolers at Accelerate 2018 While she didn’t make it to the main stage that night, she did impress the scouts from…

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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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Accelerate adds Destination Cleveland category

‘Cleveland experiences’ to be pitched at 5th annual civic competition Do you have ideas to help visitors make deeper connections with Cleveland’s story? Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition, will offer a new way for those ideas to take flight when the 5th annual event is presented next year by Citizens Bank and…

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