Youth pop-up shop is winning civic pitch at Accelerate

5 finalists win prizes at event presented by CLC and Citizens Bank Tory Coats’ idea to help youth create pop-up shops in city neighborhoods was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 21, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Citizens Bank and Cleveland Leadership Center. Coats will receive…

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CLC Open House & Happy Hour

Come learn about opportunities to become a more passionate and connected community leader. Cleveland Leadership Center program alumni and staff will be on hand to help you learn about our suite of programs and events designed to be a stepping stone to fulfilling, meaningful community impact. Join us at Market Garden Brewery any time after…

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CLC names alumni director

Christian Swol has been named to the newly created position of Director of Alumni and Community Engagement at the Cleveland Leadership Center. Swol, who begins at CLC November 1, will focus on helping alumni of all CLC programs become more civically engaged and able to have positive impact on the community. He will build on…

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CLC alumni leading the charge for Ohio CDC of The Year

Executive Director Jeff Verespej (CBB 2013; former Leadership Council Chair) and Director, Marketing and Development, Jason Powers (CBB 2016) are making great things happen in Old Brooklyn and their efforts have been recognized. Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation recently won the “CDC of The Year” Award from the Ohio CDC Association at the statewide organization’s…

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Give interns meaning, not just work

“Your college interns are increasingly likely to be your future employees,” writes CLC President and CEO Marianne Crosley in Smart Business Magazine. “… How can you increase the odds those offers will be accepted? Make them aware of opportunities to be involved in the community, and in your company’s own civic agenda.” Read her column to…

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