Black literacy initiative wins civic pitch competition

Technology pitch for multiculturalism also wins prize at Accelerate A  literacy and role model initiative for young Black males was voted the winning pitch by a virtual audience Thursday night (February 25) at the seventh annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. Sara Kidner…

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Last Accelerate finalists selected

6 social entrepreneurs to pitch for grand prize Thursday The field of six finalists in the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens was completed Wednesday (February 24) with the selection of the last two finalist during this year’s virtual, week-long event. On Thursday, February…

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Two more reach Accelerate finals

Pitches for talent attraction and coping mechanisms join previous finalists Two more finalists were selected Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. They are: Abigail Poeske and Rachel Hosler, who pitched for “An Ecosystem of Innovators.” They want to…

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Accelerate 2021 presenters announced!

Weeklong virtual event culminates February 25, 2021 QUICK LINKS: 2021 PRESENTERS >  + EVENT DETAILS > Individuals with creative visions to improve lives in Greater Cleveland will pitch their ideas virtually at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change the week of February 21, 2021. The seventh annual civic pitch competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with…

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Spark 2020: Grit to Great

Five Fresh Innovators to be recognized for impact Cleveland Leadership Center launched its summer symposium on civic leadership and innovation as an in-person event in 2016. Innovation became even more central to this year’s annual symposium, Spark: Grit to Great, which will be presented virtually on September 3, 2020. The event, sponsored by Marcum LLP,…

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