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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Freshwater highlights Accelerate

The opportunity to submit pitches for Accelerate 2019: Citizens Make Change was recently highlighted in an article by FreshWater, stating: “Presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens Bank, the annual competition helps connect civic-minded Clevelanders with seed funding and exposure to further their ideas—whether one-off ideas or ongoing efforts.” Accelerate is presented in partnership with…

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Five CLC alumni on Crain’s C-Suite

On December 6, five Leadership Cleveland alumni will be honored for their “contributions, community commitments and outstanding professional performances” as part of Crain’s Cleveland Business‘ 2018 C-Suite Class: CEO Akram Boutros (LC 2015) Richard Cochran (LC 2006) Daniel Walsh (LC 2011) CMO Kelly Manderfield (LC 2019) COO Dave Jenkins (LC 2009, LC2 2012) See the…

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