‘1,000 Ties’ project wins civic pitch competition

Technology, nonprofit pitches also recognized at Accelerate   CLEVELAND – A project to teach etiquette and other life skills to youth was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Thursday night, February 27, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center with support from Citizens Bank. Jowan Smith,…

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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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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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