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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TV20: Community Spotlight on Accelerate

TV 20 aired a spot back in November on Accelerate 2019 featuring Brittany O’Connor, VP of Citizen’s Bank, and our own Michael Bennett, and Jowan Smith, Accelerate 2017 Finalist. They chatted about the event, including the new things happening in 2019, and Jowan shared how the Accelerate experience changed her life and the impact she’s…

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Cleveland.com feature on new Accelerate category

“Do you have an idea for a great Cleveland experience that no visitor should miss? Destination Cleveland wants to hear it. And it could earn you $5,000. The region’s tourism bureau is the newest partner in Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate: Citizens Make Change competition, held at the end of February. … The newest category, added for next…

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Freshwater highlights Accelerate

The opportunity to submit pitches for Accelerate 2019: Citizens Make Change was recently highlighted in an article by FreshWater, stating: “Presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens Bank, the annual competition helps connect civic-minded Clevelanders with seed funding and exposure to further their ideas—whether one-off ideas or ongoing efforts.” Accelerate is presented in partnership with…

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Dare2Care anti-bullying program highlighted

Dare2Care, now part of the Look Up To Cleveland umbrella of programming offered by Cleveland Leadership Center, increases high school students’ awareness, knowledge, and skills to create a more inclusive social climate. In a blog post on the school’s website, LHS English Teacher Chris Brookholt shared, “Each of the LHS students that participated in the…

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