Eight alumni + two Accelerate presenters noted as Homegrown Heroes

On Friday, November 2, eight CLC alumni and two Accelerate presenters will be honored as Homegrown Heroes by Cleveland.com for their “significant contributions to Cleveland and are taking our city into the next millennium.” They are: Akram Boutros (LC 2015) Daniel Gray-Kontar (Accelerate 2017 finalist) Bernie Moreno (LC 2007) Phyllis Harris (LC 2019, CEBC 2013)…

Read More

Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops

Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops Tory Coats 2018 Winner Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: October 22, 2018 Tory Coats announced a new Teen Entrepreneurship initiative. In partnership with the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation, Teen Enterprise will be traveling to Honduras – one of the world’s poorest countries – to teach entrepreneurship…

Read More

Music Lens: Inspiring Creativity and Confidence

Music Lens: Inspiring Creativity and Confidence Corinne Auger 2018 Finalists Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: October 2018 Corinne Auger pitched her idea for a free introductory music program for lower-income elementary schoolers at Accelerate 2018 While she didn’t make it to the main stage that night, she did impress the scouts from…

Read More

Community Garden Initiative

Community Garden Initiative Sara Continenza & Elizabeth Benninger 2017 Presenters Quality of Life category October 2018 Sara Continenza, along with co-presenter Elizabeth Benninger, pitched he idea for a gardening pilot program in under-resourced neighborhoods in Cuyahoga County using an educational toolkit focused on gardening skills, healthy eating, and social and emotional learning. To date, two…

Read More

CLC alumni dominate Crain’s Forty Under 40 list

Nearly a third of those recognized on Crain’s Cleveland Business‘ 2018 Forty Under 40 list are Cleveland Leadership Center alumni. Ian Andrews (CLI 2010) Brittan Berry (CLI 2016) Emily Campbell (CBB 2019) Conor Coakley (LC2 2018, LC 2017) Alex Cooper (CLI 2016) Daniel Luketic (CBB 2017) Barbara Lum (CBB 2015) Sean McDermott (CBB 2015) E….

Read More