35 civic visionaries to pitch at Accelerate

Audience to vote on winners Feb. 27; tickets on sale now New this year: Technovation competition, Social Venture Partners bigBANG! CLEVELAND – Thirty-five individuals with visions to create positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change. The sixth annual civic pitch event will be presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center…

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Stores @ Storer

Stores @ Storer Guillermo (Will) Sanchez 2019 Presenter Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with:     December 6, 2019 Will was profiled as part of The Plain Dealer’s Cleveland City Champions series, “which honors people and organizations that have done bold, innovative work to lift up a neighborhood or a community.” Read…

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Accelerate accepting civic pitches

December 2 deadline to submit ideas to improve region Individuals who have great ideas to improve Northeast Ohio can submit those ideas to compete in Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020. The annual competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center (CLC) in partnership with Citizens Bank, provides…

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Queens Banquet

Queens Banquet Jacci Hammer 2019 Presenter Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with:     October 11, 2019 Jacci is equipping women who have been stuck – many with PTSD issues and anxiety – with the resources to “Step Up” through the arts. She has teamed up with T’Neisha Coates – wife of…

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FreshWater covers the “indelible mark on Cleveland” Accelerate has made

“Since the first event was held in 2015, the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition has definitely made an indelible mark on Cleveland. It’s seen in the two “Give Boxes” installed in Central and North Collinwood—designed to give residents Little Free Pantry-style access to necessities like non-perishable goods and personal care items. (Three more boxes will be debuting this…

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