Civic pitches announced for Accelerate 2018

CLEVELAND – Twenty-five individuals with visions of creating positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch event presented by Citizens Bank and the Cleveland Leadership Center on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Global Center for Health Innovation. Their ideas touch nearly everyone in NEO, offering…

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CBB 2015’s holiday giving featured on Channel 5

Members of the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2015 were featured by News Channel 5 on December 22 for their efforts to help provide holiday gifts to a grieving military family. This effort is part of the annual holiday giving program they began last year. This year, they raised over $11,000 to help eight families…

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Dare2Care anti-bullying program to join CLC

Dare2Care, an anti-bullying effort which unites LGBTQ+ and straight youth across Greater Cleveland in the fight to eradicate harassment and intimidation in schools, will become a program of Cleveland Leadership Center beginning January 1, 2018. Dare2Care (D2C) was founded in 2011 by Don Wismer and Liz O’Donnell and had been administered by an independent nonprofit…

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Collaboration with Sisters of Charity Foundation featured

The Innovation Mission, a collaborative effort between the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and the Cleveland Leadership Center to fight poverty, recently announced its first cohort of fellows. Their ideas include helping: Seniors struggling with food insecurity, social isolation and frequent hospital stays. Low-income potential entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. CMSD students increase college matriculation rates. Individuals…

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CLC alumni leading the charge for Ohio CDC of The Year

Executive Director Jeff Verespej (CBB 2013; former Leadership Council Chair) and Director, Marketing and Development, Jason Powers (CBB 2016) are making great things happen in Old Brooklyn and their efforts have been recognized. Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation recently won the “CDC of The Year” Award from the Ohio CDC Association at the statewide organization’s…

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