Youth pop-up shop is winning civic pitch at Accelerate

5 finalists win prizes at event presented by CLC and Citizens Bank Tory Coats’ idea to help youth create pop-up shops in city neighborhoods was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 21, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Citizens Bank and Cleveland Leadership Center. Coats will receive…

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Career Closet: More than a Wardrobe

Career Closet Shayla Ivezzy 2017 Finalist Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: February 19, 2018 Shayla was featured in a WISH Cleveland blog post about Accelerate as a previous finalist who is bringing her project to life and helping under-served youth on their paths to careers. In less than one year, workshops…

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Accelerate: ‘Networking at its finest’

The WISH Cleveland blog offers a preview of Accelerate’s impact on the community by noting how the event invests in Cleveland change makers and offers networking opportunities. The blog also profiles two past Accelerate presenters whose projects have come to life: Shayla Ivezzy is helping under-served youth on their paths to careers, and Allison Lukacsy-Love’s…

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Director of (i)Cleveland and college programs named

Nicholas Aylward has been named Director of (i)Cleveland at the Cleveland Leadership Center. Aylward, who begins at CLC January 10, will be responsible for managing (i)Cleveland programs that attract and retain college students by connecting them to the city’s professional and civic arenas. The (i)Cleveland Summer program engages more than 200 interns, (i)Cleveland Service Breaks…

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Civic pitches announced for Accelerate 2018

CLEVELAND – Twenty-five individuals with visions of creating positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch event presented by Citizens Bank and the Cleveland Leadership Center on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Global Center for Health Innovation. Their ideas touch nearly everyone in NEO, offering…

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