Accelerate accepting civic pitches

Deadline November 30 to submit ideas to improve region Individuals who have great ideas to improve the region can submit those ideas to compete in Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The annual competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens Bank, provides seed…

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Community Garden Initiative

Community Garden Initiative Sara Continenza & Elizabeth Benninger 2017 Presenters Quality of Life category October 2018 Sara Continenza, along with co-presenter Elizabeth Benninger, pitched he idea for a gardening pilot program in under-resourced neighborhoods in Cuyahoga County using an educational toolkit focused on gardening skills, healthy eating, and social and emotional learning. To date, two…

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Accelerate adds Destination Cleveland category

‘Cleveland experiences’ to be pitched at 5th annual civic competition Do you have ideas to help visitors make deeper connections with Cleveland’s story? Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition, will offer a new way for those ideas to take flight when the 5th annual event is presented next year by Citizens Bank and…

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Give Box CLE

Give Box CLE Allison Lukacsy-Love 2018 Presenter Quality of Life category Presented in partnership with:    August 23, 2018 The first five Give Box CLE pantries have been installed across the city, including the Central and Collinwood neighborhoods. Additional boxes are set to be installed in Eco Village this fall. WKYC reported on the project….

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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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