Sanctuary: Animals and Addicts

Sanctuary: Animals and Addicts Amelia Sawyer 2016 Presenter Community Change category Amelia Sawyer pitched her idea for a place where heroin addicts find solace and purpose, beating addiction while rehabilitating animals that have been abused or abandoned at Accelerate 2016. Her vision: to bring together forgotten animals and forlorn people to find sanctuary together. After Accelerate,…

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Passion Grants

Passion Grants KC McKenna 2016 Presenter Educating for Tomorrow category Presented in partnership with: KC McKenna wants to motivate young people to discover what fires them up! He pitched his Passion Grant Explorers program that pairs youth with expert mentors and essential funding to engage them in experiences that will shape their futures at Accelerate 2016….

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MotherBoard: Connecting Opt-In Moms with Projects that Matter

MotherBoard: Connecting Opt-In Moms with Projects that Matter Jessica Leary Allen 2016 Finalist Community Change category Jessica Leary Allen had a vision for an online clearinghouse that matches mothers opting back into the professional workforce with transformational projects, filling gaps for nonprofits and developing a new pool of talent for our region. Jessica pitched her idea…

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KinderKits

Families Building Future Leaders Ben Colas 2016 Winner Educating for Tomorrow category Presented in partnership with: As a kindergarten teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Ben Colas was surprised that the vast majority of children entering his classroom were unprepared for school, and knowing that those who enter behind, stay behind, he was inspired…

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Good Cause CLE: A Creative Partner in Digital Marketing

Good Cause CLE: A Creative Partner in Digital Marketing Pam Turos 2016 Finalist Economic Development Presented in partnership with:    Pam Turos pitched her idea for a powerful online presence for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs by connecting good causes with the money and resources to share their message with the world. Using the seed money she…

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