PD features Accelerate update, preview

The Plain Dealer/cleveland.com featured updates on Accelerate 2017 winner Jeremy Langham (Ironborne Brew Works) and finalist Jowan Smith (Getting Our Babies to College), who have made great progress in implementing their ideas to improve Cleveland. The article also gives a glimpse at the 25 individuals who will share their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change…

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Accelerate pitch featured in Cleveland Jewish News

Katie Kohn, who will pitch her “Forest City Adventures” idea at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change on February 21, 2018 was featured in the Cleveland Jewish News. Through Forest City Adventures, Katie wants to create world-class outdoor programs that cultivate adaptive leadership skills of diverse high school students, enabling them to understand and thrive in complex…

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Dare2Care anti-bullying program to join CLC

Dare2Care, an anti-bullying effort which unites LGBTQ+ and straight youth across Greater Cleveland in the fight to eradicate harassment and intimidation in schools, will become a program of Cleveland Leadership Center beginning January 1, 2018. Dare2Care (D2C) was founded in 2011 by Don Wismer and Liz O’Donnell and had been administered by an independent nonprofit…

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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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Jowan Smith featured in Today’s Family Magazine

“Thinking about sending your kids to college can be stressful, overwhelming, scary, exciting, happy and sad –– all at once sometimes –– but parents can find support, resources and expert advice from Getting Our Babies to College 101. Parents get peer-to-peer advice from Jowan Smith, founder of Getting Our Babies to College 101, through workshops…

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