Accelerate presenters from Heights featured

Four Cleveland Heights residents are among those who will present 28 visions of creating positive change in Cleveland at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m., at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, reports the Heights Observer, an online publication of the civic advocacy organization FutureHeights. Read the story…

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CLC expands programming to reach legacy leaders

New fellow will engage transitioning professionals in community needs Cleveland Leadership Center is expanding its portfolio of offerings that inspire civic leaders with the creation of a program to meaningfully engage adults who are 50 and older in community issues. Lenora Inez Brown is the Leadership Center’s new Senior Fellow and will work to tap…

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Three alumni recognized as Trailblazers

The National Council of Negro Women – Cuyahoga County Section honored three CLC alumni as part of their 37th Annual Luncheon. Marcella Boyd Cox (CLI 2013, LC 2002), Keniece Grey (Stokes CLI 2018, LookUp 2011), and Marsha Mockabee (LC 2013) were recognized as Trailblazers: women leaders leveraging the power of excellence and influence at the…

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TV20’s recap of Accelerate

Ursula Cottone, 2018 event co-chair, told TV20, “It really helps bring out people who care about civic innovation, and it brings those ideas to life and gives people the opportunity to share those ideas and fund them to go forward and make them a reality in the city.” The clip also features: Last year’s winner…

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Black Girl in the CLE take on Accelerate

Dawn Rivers, recently intrigued by pitch competitions, attended Accelerate last week and wrote a blog post describing her experience. “Each of the ideas I saw pitched were well thought out and executed. This only made me more determined to take my business to the stage. Look out Cleveland, here I come!” Read the full post…

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