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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Accelerate pitch featured in CJN

“Katie Kohn came up with the idea of an outdoor program that develops leadership skills for children in Greater Cleveland 10 years ago – an idea she hopes will attract the attention of the judges during Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change,” the Cleveland Jewish News writes in its article about the event….

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PD features Accelerate update, preview

The Plain Dealer/cleveland.com featured updates on Accelerate 2017 winner Jeremy Langham (Ironborne Brew Works) and finalist Jowan Smith (Getting Our Babies to College), who have made great progress in implementing their ideas to improve Cleveland. The article also gives a glimpse at the 25 individuals who will share their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change…

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Accelerate pitch featured in Cleveland Jewish News

Katie Kohn, who will pitch her “Forest City Adventures” idea at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change on February 21, 2018 was featured in the Cleveland Jewish News. Through Forest City Adventures, Katie wants to create world-class outdoor programs that cultivate adaptive leadership skills of diverse high school students, enabling them to understand and thrive in complex…

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