Accelerate 2018 coverage on Cleveland.com

Highlighting winner, Tory Coats, the other four finalists (Keisha Johnson Chambers, Christopher Scott, Gina VanCant/Kendra Valton and Angela Bair) and last year’s winner, Jeremy Langham. After winning the competition, Coats told them, “The goal is to create opportunities so that students can actually visualize that they can own businesses in their own communities.” See the…

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WKYC coverage of Accelerate 2018

In their coverage of the event, which they dubbed, “like Shark Tank, but with a bigger heart,” they speak with winner Tory Coats about what winning the event means to him and his cause. You can see the clip that aired on the 11:00 p.m. news the night of the event, as well as their…

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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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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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