FreshWater covers the “indelible mark on Cleveland” Accelerate has made

“Since the first event was held in 2015, the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition has definitely made an indelible mark on Cleveland. It’s seen in the two “Give Boxes” installed in Central and North Collinwood—designed to give residents Little Free Pantry-style access to necessities like non-perishable goods and personal care items. (Three more boxes will be debuting this…

Read More

Hear the Accelerate winners and finalists on The Sound of Ideas

Just 12 hours after pitching their dreams in front of 500 people and winning money to bring those dreams to life, the Accelerate winners and runners-up chatted with Mike McIntyre on Thursday morning’s The Sound of Ideas on 90.3 WCPN. Hear more about their ideas, plans, and Accelerate experiences. Order of interviews are: Karson Baldwin…

Read More

The Plain Dealer’s Accelerate coverage features teen winners

The Plain Dealer coverage of Accelerate highlighted the winners and runners-up, Tory Coats’ young entrepreneurs, the announcement of the partnership with Social Venture Partners for next year. “Two teens who want to build buddy relationships among refugee and non-refugee students captured the top $5,000 prize Wednesday night at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual civic…

Read More

Teen refugee program is winning civic pitch at Accelerate

6 finalists win prizes; additional partner announced for 2020 CLEVELAND – A pitch by two teens who want to build buddy relationships among refugee and non-refugee students was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 27, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Cleveland Leadership Center with support…

Read More

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…

Read More