CBB 2012 Leadership Action Project still going strong

One of the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2012 Leadership Action Project (LAP) teams worked with The Up Side of Downs (USOD) to create a Down Syndrome day in the City of Cleveland. On Thursday, October 12, 2017, they will host their fourth Cleveland Down Syndrome Day. At 9:00 a.m. there will be a tree planting in…

Read More

Accelerate 2017’s Jowan Smith selected for JumpStart’s Core City Impact Program

Jowan Smith was one of five entrepreneurs selected to participate in the next cohort of JumpStart Inc.’s Core City Impact Program. According to Jumpstart’s website, the “12-week business assistance program is designed to drive economic impact in the city of Cleveland by helping individuals overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring.” The…

Read More

Judge Free Moms

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 nearly 5,000 followers from almost every state and four countries. Publications like Huffington Post have…

Read More

Ironborne Brew Works

Jeremy Langham won Accelerate 2017 with his pitch to create a benevolent brewpub serving up social justice and economic opportunity with each pint of beer by supporting organizations that dismantle barriers to opportunity in Cleveland. After Accelerate, Jeremy teamed up with 2016 Accelerate winner Ben Colas at Cleveland Co-labs’ “Cleveland Give and Get: A Charity Date…

Read More

Sanctuary: Animals and Addicts

Amelia Sawyer pitched her idea for a place where heroin addicts find solace and purpose, beating addiction while rehabilitating animals that have been abused or abandoned at Accelerate 2016. Her vision: to bring together forgotten animals and forlorn people to find sanctuary together. After Accelerate, she wrote that event gave her the confidence to write about and share…

Read More