Civic visionaries to make pitches at Accelerate

Audience to vote on winners Feb. 27; tickets on sale now 2018 winner returns with Teen Enterprise Pop-Up Shop Individuals with visions of creating positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change. The fifth annual civic pitch event will be presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens…

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Activate Art Gardens

Activate Art Gardens Jacci Hammer & Joe Linsky 2018 Presenter Quality of Life Presented in partnership with: November 13, 2018 Jacci and Joe pitched their idea to transform vacant spaces in Slavic Village into gardens and creative spaces that encourage community and neighborhood family involvement at Accelerate 2018. Their idea is now known as The…

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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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