E!C Rising Star: Jason Codispoti

1094cd8Our featured Rising Star in the young professional (YP) community is Jason Codispoti. Aside from the fact that he is a born and raised Clevelander, and the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at ShurTech Brands, Jason has an unparalleled passion for his involvement in the young professional organization Hands On NEO. “The biggest impact on the YP community for me has been my work in guiding Hands On NEO as a board member and volunteer leader. There are needs in Cleveland at many organizations for volunteers and there are many YPs who want to volunteer, our work at Hands On brings those 2 things together on a daily basis by being the conduit to making the connection happen.” Jason explains that HandsOn NEO provides people with a convenient ability to positively impact the community, and his active involvement helps bring this to life every day. It is particularly special in a place like Cleveland, which Jason points out, wherepeople are extremely willing to volunteer and give back to the community.  “I love Clevelanders spirits and how many give back to the community by contributing financially, advocating forour area, and volunteering.” This comes to light when Jason sees  the many people he volunteers with giving back at HandsOn.

Aside from the well-balanced give-and-take community, Jason believes Cleveland is a great city to settle down and raise a family in. He shares his favorite spots, which include Voinovich Park, Whipps Ledges in Hinckley, Progressive Field (“The Jake”), Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Edgewater Park. “I see a place where you can live and enjoy the big city without the costs and congestion.  A great place to enjoy, raise a family, and a place with tons of opportunity to give back through volunteerism!”

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