Imagination for our Imagined Nation

Imagination for our Imagined Nation Daniel Gray-Kontar 2017 Finalist Transformative Arts & Culture category Daniel Gray-Kontar pitched his idea at Accelerate 2017 to send five young Cleveland artists to the Brave New Voices Festival and Competition in San Francisco in Summer 2017 through his Twelve Literary and Performative Arts incubator. In addition to the $2,000 Daniel won at…

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 Build on Solid Rock

 Build on Solid Rock Stephanie Buda 2017 Presenter Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: January 30, 2019 The Kids of 216 plans are continuing their collaboration with Give Box Cleveland for the 2019 Summer School. Building Give Boxes is a great way for the students to learn basic blueprints and become oriented…

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STEMpower: Empowering STEM-based careers

STEMpower: Empowering STEM-based careers Jackie Adams 2016 Presenter Educating for Tomorrow category Presented in partnership with: Jackie Adams wants to facilitating awareness and educational opportunities to improve the culture for all people pursuing STEM-based careers. She pitched her vision to launch a scholarship competition a Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to raise awareness about the…

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Sanctuary: Animals and Addicts

Sanctuary: Animals and Addicts Amelia Sawyer 2016 Presenter Community Change category Amelia Sawyer pitched her idea for a place where heroin addicts find solace and purpose, beating addiction while rehabilitating animals that have been abused or abandoned at Accelerate 2016. Her vision: to bring together forgotten animals and forlorn people to find sanctuary together. After Accelerate,…

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Passion Grants

Passion Grants KC McKenna 2016 Presenter Educating for Tomorrow category Presented in partnership with: KC McKenna wants to motivate young people to discover what fires them up! He pitched his Passion Grant Explorers program that pairs youth with expert mentors and essential funding to engage them in experiences that will shape their futures at Accelerate 2016….

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