‘1,000 Ties’ project wins civic pitch competition

Technology, nonprofit pitches also recognized at Accelerate   CLEVELAND – A project to teach etiquette and other life skills to youth was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Thursday night, February 27, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center with support from Citizens Bank. Jowan Smith,…

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35 civic visionaries to pitch at Accelerate

Audience to vote on winners Feb. 27; tickets on sale now New this year: Technovation competition, Social Venture Partners bigBANG! CLEVELAND – Thirty-five individuals with visions to create positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change. The sixth annual civic pitch event will be presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center…

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CLC raises $1 million+ for endowment

New fund’s continued growth will impact Cleveland’s future  Cleveland Leadership Center has raised just over $1 million in the first phase of the organization’s Endowment Fund campaign. “The endowment will enable us to apply resources to pressing community issues, convene leaders to address those issues, and explore innovative approaches to deepen the impact leaders can…

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Accelerate accepting civic pitches

December 2 deadline to submit ideas to improve region Individuals who have great ideas to improve Northeast Ohio can submit those ideas to compete in Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020. The annual competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center (CLC) in partnership with Citizens Bank, provides…

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Statewide gathering in CLE to explore Encore opportunities

Community leaders to champion impact of those over 50 Ohio is on target for adults 65 and older to become close to 20% of the population by 2050. A collaboration of professionals from across the state will convene in Cleveland this week to explore how older adults can continue to contribute to the community’s progress…

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