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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Fresh Innovators on WKYC’s We The People

WKYC’s We The People show is hosting a series on the four Fresh Innovators that were honored at Spark 2019: Grit to Great on August 29, 2019. First up was Tom Gill, President of Urban Community School, who was honored for Urban’s innovative approach to providing wrap-around services for their students and families. The segment…

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Symposium to explore innovation and disruption

Inaugural cohort of “Fresh Innovators” to be honored Cleveland Leadership Center’s Spark: Grit to Great symposium on August 29 will challenge hundreds of Clevelanders to explore innovation and disruption as ways to move the community forward. “The status quo will not get us where we want to go,” said CLC President and CEO Marianne Crosley….

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My Fab House

My Fab House Sonya Pryor-Jones 2019 Finalist Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A grassroots neighborhood-based digital fabrication lab and co-work space to combat social problems and inequity, such as the tech divide and housing vacancy and abandonment, while providing learning and entrepreneurship opportunities. August 15, 2019 Recently Sonya was on…

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The Innovation Mission: Penny Smith

The Cleveland Leadership Center was proud to partner with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland on The Innovation Mission, a fellowship that supports local experts with groundbreaking ideas to break the cycle of poverty. Since Fall 2017, five fellows have developed their ideas and created programs to implement in Cleveland and potentially scale nationwide….

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