Accelerate 2018 coverage on Cleveland.com

Highlighting winner, Tory Coats, the other four finalists (Keisha Johnson Chambers, Christopher Scott, Gina VanCant/Kendra Valton and Angela Bair) and last year’s winner, Jeremy Langham. After winning the competition, Coats told them, “The goal is to create opportunities so that students can actually visualize that they can own businesses in their own communities.” See the…

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Youth pop-up shop is winning civic pitch at Accelerate

5 finalists win prizes at event presented by CLC and Citizens Bank Tory Coats’ idea to help youth create pop-up shops in city neighborhoods was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 21, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Citizens Bank and Cleveland Leadership Center. Coats will receive…

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Accelerate: ‘Networking at its finest’

The WISH Cleveland blog offers a preview of Accelerate’s impact on the community by noting how the event invests in Cleveland change makers and offers networking opportunities. The blog also profiles two past Accelerate presenters whose projects have come to life: Shayla Ivezzy is helping under-served youth on their paths to careers, and Allison Lukacsy-Love’s…

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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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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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