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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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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Hope Worldwide features Karson Baldwin’s Accelerate win

HOPE worldwide posted a brief article, “NYAC Member Wins Civic Engagement Event!: Teen refugee program is winning civic pitch at Accelerate”, about Karson Baldwin and Israel Kambomba’s winning pitch to build buddy relationships among refugee and non-refugee students at Accelerate 2019: Citizens Make Change. Karson serves on HOPE Worldwide’s National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC). See the…

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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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Hear the Accelerate winners and finalists on The Sound of Ideas

Just 12 hours after pitching their dreams in front of 500 people and winning money to bring those dreams to life, the Accelerate winners and runners-up chatted with Mike McIntyre on Thursday morning’s The Sound of Ideas on 90.3 WCPN. Hear more about their ideas, plans, and Accelerate experiences. Order of interviews are: Karson Baldwin…

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