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COMMUNITY INNOVATION

Donté Gibbs (CBB 2019), , #Masks4Community & Donté’s Gift Express

Cait Kennedy (ALI 2018), , [unBail]

Donté and Cait shared the impact of their respective projects, how they came to be, and lessons they learned along the way. They discussed how they balance these projects as extra commitments in their lives and shared advice for those who may want to launch a civic project.

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Recorded 01/13/2021

CLEVELAND 2021 – WHAT ARE OUR PRIORITIES?

David Abbott (LC 1989), Executive Director, The George Gund Foundation

David discussed what Cleveland need to do to succeed in 2021 through the lens of the Foundation and focused on threats to our democracy. He touched on how recent national events have an immediate and clear impact on issues locally including, this year’s mayoral election and the new redistricting process in Ohio.

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Recorded 01/06/2021

LESSONS FROM 2020 AND HOW WE MOVE FORWARD

Baiju Shah, Managing Director | Senior Fellow for Innovation | Leader, Accelerate Ventures | Cleveland Foundation | Cleveland Innovation Project

Baiju talked about the challenges of 2020 and how our region can move recover and thrive through the work of the Cleveland Innovation Project which aims to drive technology and prosperity for all residents of Cleveland. He discussed the three focus areas of the project and the strategies they are employing to drive innovation and collaboration in our community.

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Recorded 12/16/2020

COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE CLE: WHAT TO DO FOR WINTER BREAK

David Gilbert (LC 2001), President & CEO, Destination Cleveland

David talked about the “soul of Cleveland” and what makes it special, as well as ideas to explore the community and get involved.

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Recorded 12/09/2020

OUR PLANET, OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Lisa Gavales (LC 2017), ,

Lisa shared actionable ways every person can help offset climate change and places to look for more information.

We were unable to record this session but you can check out some of Lisa’s recommendations >.

Recorded 12/06/2020

THE 2020 HOLIDAY SEASON COVID STYLE

Dr. Jim Merlino (LC 2012), Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Merlino shared the current COVID stats, misconceptions, the biggest issues the hospital is facing as the number rise, and how the treatment of the disease has improved over the past nine months. He also discussed the forthcoming vaccines (safety, distribution, and timing), as well as what we can all do to slow the spread until the they are widely distributed.

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Recorded 11/18/2020