I Am Hollywood

I Am Hollywood Alex P. Michaels 2016 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category December 2, 2018 Since having pitched in first two years for Accelerate (2015, 2016), Cleveland Cinema Czar Alex P. Michaels continues to push efforts in building Crusades (crowdfunding campaigns for movie production) for Prelude2Cinema. Since pitching, Alex has received funds from various…

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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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If I Can See It, I Can Achieve It

If I Can See It, I Can Achieve It Michelle Person 2018 Presenter Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: November 13, 2018 Michelle wants to promote a love of reading and increase literacy rates among high-risk readers through an interactive platform that highlights books prominently featuring characters of color. Since February, Just Like Me Books…

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Activate Art Gardens

Activate Art Gardens Jacci Hammer & Joe Linsky 2018 Presenter Quality of Life Presented in partnership with: November 13, 2018 Jacci and Joe pitched their idea to transform vacant spaces in Slavic Village into gardens and creative spaces that encourage community and neighborhood family involvement at Accelerate 2018. Their idea is now known as The…

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Gloria’s Way Memory Care

Gloria’s Way Tonia Porras 2018 Presenter Health & Wellness Presented in partnership with: November 15, 2018 Tonia Porras pitched her vision for a one-stop resource for education, wellness support, and respite services to guide individuals with dementia, their caregivers, and the community through the arduous journey. She is bringing that vision to life. In October,…

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