Youth pop-up shop is winning civic pitch at Accelerate

5 finalists win prizes at event presented by CLC and Citizens Bank Tory Coats’ idea to help youth create pop-up shops in city neighborhoods was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 21, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Citizens Bank and Cleveland Leadership Center. Coats will receive…

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Director of (i)Cleveland and college programs named

Nicholas Aylward has been named Director of (i)Cleveland at the Cleveland Leadership Center. Aylward, who begins at CLC January 10, will be responsible for managing (i)Cleveland programs that attract and retain college students by connecting them to the city’s professional and civic arenas. The (i)Cleveland Summer program engages more than 200 interns, (i)Cleveland Service Breaks…

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Dare2Care anti-bullying program to join CLC

Dare2Care, an anti-bullying effort which unites LGBTQ+ and straight youth across Greater Cleveland in the fight to eradicate harassment and intimidation in schools, will become a program of Cleveland Leadership Center beginning January 1, 2018. Dare2Care (D2C) was founded in 2011 by Don Wismer and Liz O’Donnell and had been administered by an independent nonprofit…

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CLC names alumni director

Christian Swol has been named to the newly created position of Director of Alumni and Community Engagement at the Cleveland Leadership Center. Swol, who begins at CLC November 1, will focus on helping alumni of all CLC programs become more civically engaged and able to have positive impact on the community. He will build on…

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Stokes Civic Leadership Institute Fellows named

Thirty-eight rising and established community leaders will examine critical problems facing our community and develop collaborative leadership skills to address those issues in the coming year as part of the newly created Stokes Civic Leadership Institute (Stokes CLI). Stokes CLI is a collaboration between the Cleveland Leadership Center and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®). The program…

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