Initiative to diversify STEM employees wins Accelerate civic pitch competition

CLEVELAND – An initiative to encourage young women and people of color to pursue careers in technology was voted the winning pitch by an audience Thursday night (February 24) at the 8th annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens and other supporters. Accelerate returned…

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Project Coping Box

Project Coping Box Laylah Allen + Ashley Welch 2021 Finalist Health & Well-being category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Project Coping Box was born out of a social media campaign called #31DaysOfCoping. A Coping Box is a physical container with items that assist youth with calming and/or expressing emotions. More than 200+ Coping…

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1,000 Ties

1,000 Ties Jowan Smith 2020 Winner Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The 1,000 Ties etiquette program educates inner-city males ages 6-21 on dining etiquette, tying a tie, communication skills, grooming, sportsmanship, proper dress, the art of being a gentleman, and how to be the best version of themselves. Keep up…

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35 civic visionaries to pitch at Accelerate

Audience to vote on winners Feb. 27; tickets on sale now New this year: Technovation competition, Social Venture Partners bigBANG! CLEVELAND – Thirty-five individuals with visions to create positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change. The sixth annual civic pitch event will be presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center…

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LC alumna and Accelerate 2019 winners to be honored by Global Cleveland

Valarie McCall (LC ’07) has been named  Global Cleveland’s Volunteer of the Year and Karson Baldwin and Israel Kambomba (Accelerate 2019 winners) are their 2019 Youth Leader Award winners for their work through Onè Respè. They’ll receive their awards at Global Cleveland’s annual meeting which will take place on December 12 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at…

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