Montrie Rucker Adams book launch

Montrie Rucker Adams (LC 2017) has launched her book, Just Do Your Dream! about doing what you always wanted to do. She has a host of signings and discussions to support the book’s launch. She has also set up a Facebook community for people to share their stories of realizing their lifelong dream and inspire and encourage to…

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Jowan Smith featured in Today’s Family Magazine

“Thinking about sending your kids to college can be stressful, overwhelming, scary, exciting, happy and sad –– all at once sometimes –– but parents can find support, resources and expert advice from Getting Our Babies to College 101. Parents get peer-to-peer advice from Jowan Smith, founder of Getting Our Babies to College 101, through workshops…

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Accelerate 2017’s Shayla Ivezzy a part of Thea Bowman Center program

Shayla Ivezzy (LookUp 2009) pitched her idea to help students in under-served areas with professional attire and services to prepare them for successful futures. To that end, she has partnered with the Thea Bowman Center and is creating workshops for their six-week college and career readiness series.

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Accelerate 2015 winner creating an employable workforce

Accelerate 2015 winner Matt Fieldman launched Cleveland Codes in January 2016. To date, over 70 low-income or under-employed adults have been successfully trained as entry-level, full-stack software developers. Roughly 40 percent of graduates are women, and over 60 percent are minorities. Over 70 percent of graduates are now actively working in technology careers, with many…

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Jowan Smith speaking in Boston

Jowan Smith was selected to speak at WGBH EdForum: Supporting and Engaging Students in the Middle Grades in Boston, MA on September 27, 2017. She will discuss her “Getting Our Babies To College 101” program and share tips on how to help prepare students and parents for the college prep process starting in middle school. According to…

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