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THE U.S. COAST GUARD IN CLE

Rear Admiral Donna Cottrell, Commander, Ninth District, U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Cottrell shared what the Coast Guard does on the Great Lakes, some of the challenges they are facing right now. 

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Recorded 07/20/2020

THE PANDEMIC AND THE ARTS

Kevin Moore (LC 2009), Managing Director, Cleveland Play House

Kevin talked about how the pandemic has affected the organization and the considerations and scenarios for reopening. 

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Recorded 07/16/2020

COVERING COMMUNITY ISSUES

Elizabeth McIntyre (LC 2006), Publisher & Editor, Crain’s Cleveland Business

Elizabeth talked about Crain’s Cleveland Business’ approach to covering tough, emotionally-charged topics and how they are working to better reflect the community.

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Recorded 07/15/2020

EMPOWERING URBAN YOUTH

Jowan Smith (Accelerate 2020 Winner and 2017 Finalist), Chief Executive Officer, 1,000 Ties + Post-Secondary Education Consultant and Motivational Speaker

Jowan discussed how Getting Our Babies to College and 1,000 Ties came to life, how she’s helping empower urban youth by teaching etiquette and communication skills, mentoring, and college and career preparation. She also talked about her upcoming book and her plans for the future.  

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Recorded 07/14/2020

PROVIDENCE HOUSE: PIVOTING IN A PANDEMIC

Natalie Leek (LC 2010), President and CEO, Providence House

Natalie discussed how Providence house pivoted from an onsite program to an entirely remote services to serve over 300 families since March. She also shared their plan to re-open their west side residential site and their planned expansion on the east side, and the challenges they’ve faced with both of those endeavors.

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Recorded 07/13/2020

NAACP: ADDRESSING SYSTEMIC RACISM LOCALLY

Danielle Sydnor (ALI 2018, CBB 2014), Founder | President, We Win Strategies Group | NAACP Cleveland Branch

Danielle talked about the work of the NAACP locally, particularly how they are engaged in voter registration and Census efforts, what the community needs to do to support anti-racism efforts and the challenges in this work. 

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Recorded 07/09/2020