Teen refugee program is winning civic pitch at Accelerate

6 finalists win prizes; additional partner announced for 2020 CLEVELAND – A pitch by two teens who want to build buddy relationships among refugee and non-refugee students was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 27, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Cleveland Leadership Center with support…

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Cleveland Jewish News highlights Accelerate

In the article, CLC Board Chair, Ira Kaplan, discusses how “the event reflects Cleveland’s innovative culture and many of the past pitches have gone on to make an impact in Northeast Ohio.” He goes on to share, “There’s a lot of talk about innovation in the city of Cleveland and it’s creating a culture that encourages…

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Allison Meyer featured in CWRU’s The Daily

Accelerate 2019 presenter Allison Meyer was featured in an article by Case Western Reserve University’s The Daily electronic newsletter (issued daily to CWRU faculty, staff and students). The article highlights her project and upcoming Never Ever Give Up pitch at Accelerate, as well as some of her experiences as a law student at Case. According to the…

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Accelerate presenters from Heights featured

Four Cleveland Heights residents are among those who will present 28 visions of creating positive change in Cleveland at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m., at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, reports the Heights Observer, an online publication of the civic advocacy organization FutureHeights. Read the story…

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Danielle Sydnor elected President of Cleveland NAACP

Danielle Sydnor (SLI 2018, CBB 2014) was recently elected as President of Cleveland’s NAACP branch. In a spot on News 5 Cleveland with Frank Wiley she shared that, “the energy of the youth and the wisdom of the elders, they’ve got to be in the room together.” She said her focus will be bringing equity…

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