1,000 Ties

1,000 Ties Jowan Smith 2020 Winner Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The 1,000 Ties etiquette program educates inner-city males ages 6-21 on dining etiquette, tying a tie, communication skills, grooming, sportsmanship, proper dress, the art of being a gentleman, and how to be the best version of themselves. Keep up…

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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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Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops

Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops Tory Coats 2018 Winner Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: Keep up to date with the Teen Enterprise and the Dare 2 Believe Young Entrepreneur Pop Up Shops on their website, and by following them on Facebook and Instagram. October 10, 2019 Since winning Accelerate, Teen Enterprise continues…

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Recipe Re-Mix

Recipe Re-Mix Susan Porter 2019 Presenter Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: www.socialsproutsohio.com March 3, 2020 Susan’s work with the residents at CMHA’s Cedar Extension High Rise was highlighted in Cleveland Magazine. See the article > March 15, 2019 Susan pitched her idea to create a program and website to change how Cleveland’s…

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Accelerate featured in The Plain Dealer

The January 16 article featured past winners and highlighted how the event helps even those who don’t win money to advance their vision. In the article, 2018 winner, Tory Coats is quoted as saying, “Accelerate opened me up to different resources in the community and allowed me to cultivate a network of caring people who want…

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