Accelerate 2016’s B-Buzz Baseball creating impact

The B-Buzz Baseball League pitched by Wendell Fields at Accelerate 2016 is now entering its fourth season and the league was recently granted 501(c)3 non-profit status. To offer additional programming to their players this year,  they partnered with several outstanding community agencies that will help equip players with the skills they will need now and into…

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Accelerate pitch featured in CJN

“Katie Kohn came up with the idea of an outdoor program that develops leadership skills for children in Greater Cleveland 10 years ago – an idea she hopes will attract the attention of the judges during Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change,” the Cleveland Jewish News writes in its article about the event….

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Another “big check” for Accelerate 2017’s Jowan Smith

As part of the fourth cohort of Jumpstart’s Core City: Cleveland Impact Program, Jowan Smith pitched her Getting Our Babies To College 101 and snagged a runner-up prize of $2,500. In her profile on the Core City website, she discusses the progress she’s made to date and her plans for expansion next year. Read more…

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Urban Watershed Regatta

Ebony Hood pitched her idea for a youth regatta, complete with training and coaching, as a way to expose them to a new form of urban sport that is connected to the environment they live in at Accelerate 2017 Her idea came to fruition on August 10, 2017 with an event for K-12 students.

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Re-establish Little League in the Lee-Harvard community

Wendell Fields pitched his idea to re-establishing the B-Buzz Little League Baseball at Accelerate 2016. The league provided a family atmosphere, safe place and lasting friendships and became a lifeline for many African-American males in the 1960s and 70s. After Accelerate, Wendell began registering students to play in the League’s opening day on May 28,…

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