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…Read More
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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 year, they partnered with several outstanding community agencies that will help equip players with the skills they will need now and into…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
In 2015, Chris Webb, became one of the five Accelerate finalists for his idea,”If These Walls Could Talk” – a film that animates abandoned buildings to tell 100 years of history from their neighborhood. The production is complete and he has been showing it locally in high schools and libraries across the county. Check out…Read More