Oné Respé

Oné Respé

Karson Baldwin & Israel Kambomba

2019 Winner
Educating for Tomorrow

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A partnership where students at local schools and the Thomas Jefferson International Newcomer’s Academy visit each other’s schools, play, create, and eat together as they share their lives. These friendships cultivate honor and respect for immigrants and refugees.

May 17, 2019

Oné Respé received a grant form the Most Foundation and Youth Service America. Karson and Israel also moderated a youth panel at the Sister Cities Conference in early May.

April 17, 2019

Karson has won the 2019 Princeton Prize in Race Relations and will go to Princeton University next week to share his work with Oné Respé, and Project RACE and Multiracial Heritage Week. There will be a local celebration on May 2, 2019 at the Sally and Bob Gries Center.

April 8, 2019

In addition to their media appearances since winning Accelerate, Karson and Israel have spoken at Cleveland Metropolitan School District and University School Board meetings and with the 2019 Leadership Cleveland Class. Karson was also offered a paid summer internship at Global Cleveland, which he feels will be a huge help with Oné Respé.

Laurel School and Beaumont School will be joining the program this fall.

In addition to the LoPresti grant, they have begun receiving financial support from private donors as well.

March 27, 2019

Karson and Israel Kambomba were Live on Lakeside. See the clip >

March 25, 2019

Karson Baldwin and Israel Kambomba received a grant from The Daniel W. LoPresti ’03 Philanthropic Board of University School to support and expand their project. According the University School website, “The Daniel W. LoPresti ’03 Philanthropic Board of University School is an Upper School student-run group through which students engage in community service, learn the institutional skills necessary for philanthropy, raise funds to support their philanthropic goals, and solicit and make grants that help those in need. Our board’s intention is to improve the quality of life of children in poverty in the Greater Cleveland area, with an emphasis on education.”

March 22, 2019

Karson Baldwin and Israel Kambomba, Accelerate 2019 winners, were on Channel 19 News’ Sunny Side Up with Damon Maloney chatting about their project.

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