Jasmin Long to lead Near West Theatre Board

Jasmin Long (ALI 2018, CC 2013) was recently elected as President of the Board at Near West Theatre. According to a Cleveland Crain’s Business article announcing the appointment, “Long is the first Black board president in Near West’s 42-year history, and that designation is meaningful to her as Near West looks to the future.” Read…

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Spark 2020: Grit to Great

Five Fresh Innovators to be recognized for impact Cleveland Leadership Center launched its summer symposium on civic leadership and innovation as an in-person event in 2016. Innovation became even more central to this year’s annual symposium, Spark: Grit to Great, which will be presented virtually on September 3, 2020. The event, sponsored by Marcum LLP,…

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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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If I could talk to my younger self… with Dr. Akram Boutros

15 minutes with Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE (LC 2015) President & CEO, The MetroHealth System What is a piece of advice you wish somebody told you when you were younger? You should not fear being fired because it is the world guiding you towards your strengths.  For example, a colleague of mine was let go…

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If I could talk to my younger self… with Jason Therrien

15 minutes with Jason Therrien (LC ’17) President of thunder::tech and CLC Board Member   What were your goals at the beginning of your career? I didn’t have a singular “big goal” at the beginning of my career. My beliefs then are the same as they are now – I want to make sure I’m…

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