Accelerate featured in The Plain Dealer

The January 16 article featured past winners and highlighted how the event helps even those who don’t win money to advance their vision. In the article, 2018 winner, Tory Coats is quoted as saying, “Accelerate opened me up to different resources in the community and allowed me to cultivate a network of caring people who want…

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CBB 2015 gives local families in need a very special Christmas

by Robert D. Newman (CBB 2015) The CBB Class of 2015’s Adopt-A-Family Program expanded again in 2018. After adopting nine families with 33 children in 2017, this year’s program adopted 15 families with a combined total of 48 children. This year, we adopted six families in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, six families from Medina County and for the first…

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Civic visionaries to make pitches at Accelerate

Audience to vote on winners Feb. 27; tickets on sale now 2018 winner returns with Teen Enterprise Pop-Up Shop Individuals with visions of creating positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change. The fifth annual civic pitch event will be presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens…

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CLC expands programming to reach legacy leaders

New fellow will engage transitioning professionals in community needs Cleveland Leadership Center is expanding its portfolio of offerings that inspire civic leaders with the creation of a program to meaningfully engage adults who are 50 and older in community issues. Lenora Inez Brown is the Leadership Center’s new Senior Fellow and will work to tap…

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CLC alumni named to Cleveland Fed Community Advisory Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has created a 15-member Community Advisory Council that includes three CLC alumni: Heidi Gartland (LC2 2013, CLI 2011, LC 2007) Augie Napoli (Stokes CLI 2018, LC 1995) Danny Williams (LC 1993) According to a Crain’s Cleveland Business article, “The council is designed to ‘help inform the bank’s community development…

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