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This ______ fights poverty. Do you have an answer?

One big idea could change everything.

Are you a leader, a doer, a thinker, an inventor? Are you ready to turn your professional experience and accomplishments into game-changing solutions that serve the greater good today and uplift generations to come?

The Innovation Mission is calling you to become one of our fellows, a select group of business, community and civic leaders who believe that poverty is not a natural state and that innovative approaches can improve the quality of life for generations of Clevelanders.

The Innovation Mission is an initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in collaboration with Cleveland Leadership Center.

It is an 18-month fellowship for accomplished, passionate problem-solvers from all corners of the professional world in Northeast Ohio. The fellows continue working at their regular jobs, while devoting at least 12 weeks to incubating and launching their big idea.

The four fellows each will receive up to $15,000 to help in research and development of their idea, and participate in professional development workshops with an innovation expert. Each can apply for up to $20,000 in seed funding to launch the idea.

The deadline for application is July 17.

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