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Cleveland Emerging Leaders Academy ( CELA)

Our endeavors over the years include supporting and/or co-sponsoring the following:


Current Engagements:

  • Sponsor, Cleveland Emerging Leaders Academy (CELA)

  • Sponsor, annual observance of Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week)

  • Sponsor, Women In Business Series

  • Participating Member, Historically Underutilized Businesses Coalition

  • Participating Member, Uptown Shelby Association

  • Co-Sponsor, Small Business Centers Seminars at Cleveland Community College

  • Sponsor, Small Business Entrepreneurial Awards

  • Co-Sponsor NC Black Alliance Beyond Series

  • Participating Members, NC Black Summit


Past Involvements:

  • The establishment of the Instant Achievement Center (after school reading program)

  • Sponsor, UNCF Annual scholarship campaign drive and Awards Luncheon

  • Co-Sponsor, Minority Health Conference

  • Sponsor, Minority Advocate Community Awards

  • Sponsor, Annual MLK Youth Rally & Educational Forum

  • Sponsor, Annual Leadership Institute for regional and community leaders

  • Sponsor, Board Development Workshop and Training for Non-Profit Organizations

  • Co-Sponsor, Annual Education Summit on Closing the Achievement Gap

  • Co-Sponsor, Male and Female forums (Close the Gap Initiative)

  • Co-Sponsor, Annual Distinguished Image Awards (Close the Gap Initiative)

  • Participating Member, Minority Health Council and Alliance for Health

  • Participating Member, Shelby Historical Foundation

  • Participating Member, Comprehensive Economic Development (CEDS) Committee, Region 3

  • Co-Sponsor, Leadership Academy Program

  • Co-Sponsor, Cleveland County Committee on Closing The Achievement Gap

  • Participating Board Member, Cleveland Community Foundation, Inc.

  • Participating Member, Cleveland County Chamber’s Legislative Committee

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