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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Re-establish Little League in the Lee-Harvard community

Re-establish Little League in the Lee-Harvard community Wendell Fields 2016 Presenter Quality of Life category Presented in partnership with: February 20, 2018 The B-Buzz Baseball League pitched by Wendell Fields at Accelerate 2016 is now entering its fourth season and the league was recently granted 501(c)3 non-profit status. To offer additional programming to their players this…

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Jewish Federation of Cleveland announces Steve Hoffman’s retirement

Steve Hoffman (LC 1986) will retire as President of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland on December 31, 2018. Hoffman has served in this position for 35 years. According to an article on the Federation’s website, “a search committee of the Board of Trustees, along with the assistance of executive search professionals, will oversee the process by…

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Career Closet: More than a Wardrobe

Career Closet Shayla Ivezzy 2017 Finalist Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: February 19, 2018 Shayla was featured in a WISH Cleveland blog post about Accelerate as a previous finalist who is bringing her project to life and helping under-served youth on their paths to careers. In less than one year, workshops…

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Accelerate: ‘Networking at its finest’

The WISH Cleveland blog offers a preview of Accelerate’s impact on the community by noting how the event invests in Cleveland change makers and offers networking opportunities. The blog also profiles two past Accelerate presenters whose projects have come to life: Shayla Ivezzy is helping under-served youth on their paths to careers, and Allison Lukacsy-Love’s…

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