Congressman Jim Renacci is scheduled to provide commencement remarks when 35 Cleveland youth graduate from the Empower Cleveland Youth program at noon on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at The Steven A. Minter Conference Center of the Cleveland Foundation, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH. Empower Cleveland Youth is a community-wide partnership managed by the…Read More
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Urban Watershed Regatta Ebony Hood 2017 Winner Quality of Life category Ebony Hood pitched her idea for a youth regatta, complete with training and coaching, as a way to expose them to a new form of urban sport that is connected to the environment they live in at Accelerate 2017 Her idea came to fruition…Read More
Memory Mat Ava Alexandra Thomas 2017 Finalist Quality of Life category Ava Alexandra Thomas took home $2,000 as a runner-up at Accelerate 2017 for her Memory Mat idea – a personalized do-it-yourself place mat with pictures and phrases that act as memory cues for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and serve as conversation starters for visitors…Read More
Judge Free Moms Colleen Carter 2017 Presenter Community Change category Presented in partnership with: Colleen Carter pitched her idea for a platform for mothers from all walks of life to share experiences, learn from others and grow to become even better, without the fear of being judged for the decisions they make. Colleen’s blog has…Read More
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…Read More