City Year Cleveland to honor Police Chief Calvin Williams

City Year Cleveland will recognize City of Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams (LC 2017) by awarding him City Year’s highest honor, Idealist of the Year, on April 26, 2018 at the Rock the Red Jacket Gala. According to City Year’s event page for the gala, “Chief Williams and City Year Cleveland share a love for…

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David Weiss Appointed Shaker Heights Interim Mayor

David Weiss (LC 2004) has been named interim mayor of Shaker Heights to replace Earl Leiken (LC 1982) until the election. Leiken will officially resign March 31 and become Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s chief of staff. According to the Shaker Heights Patch, “Weiss was a Shaker Heights City Councilman from 1996 to 1999. He was…

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Accelerate presenters collaborate for greater impact

Stephanie Buda of The Kids of 216 and Ali Lukacsy-Love of Give Box Cleveland, both who pitched their ideas at Accelerate, are working together to create the prototype for the many Little Free Pantries that will debut in Cleveland this summer! 11 OSHA-certified Youth Opportunities Unlimited of Cleveland, Ohio employees will build the boxes this June, but anyone can help…

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Three CLC alumni mentioned in Savoy Magazine

Savoy Magazine listed the country’s most influential black executives, and CLC alumni Craig Arnold (LC 2002), Margot James Copeland (LC 1991), and Jeffery Weaver (LC 2017) made the list. As stated in a Crain’s Cleveland Business article, “The list ‘showcases an elite representation of African-American men and women who have been recognized for their executive and…

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TV20’s recap of Accelerate

Ursula Cottone, 2018 event co-chair, told TV20, “It really helps bring out people who care about civic innovation, and it brings those ideas to life and gives people the opportunity to share those ideas and fund them to go forward and make them a reality in the city.” The clip also features: Last year’s winner…

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