Accelerate accepting civic pitches

December 2 deadline to submit ideas to improve region Individuals who have great ideas to improve Northeast Ohio can submit those ideas to compete in Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020. The annual competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center (CLC) in partnership with Citizens Bank, provides…

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Art EverySpace

Art EverySpace Hillary Lyon Liz Maugans 2019 Presenter Quality of Life category Presented in partnership with:    Keep up to date with Art EverySpace on their website. October 16, 2019 Art EverySpace, Inc. is now a fully fledged for-profit entity. Their first project was for an out-of-state residential client that provided the opportunity to promote…

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Community Garden Initiative

Community Garden Initiative Sara Continenza & Elizabeth Benninger 2017 Presenters Quality of Life category Keep up to date with Food Strong on their website, by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. October 2019 The Community Garden Initiative grown into a fully formed nonprofit organization: Food Strong. Food Strong’s mission is to strengthen and empower…

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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…

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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…

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