Accelerate 2017

Sherrie Zagorc getting ready to pitch an idea for Euclid.

Sherrie Zagorc, of Kiddie City Child Care Community and the E. 200th Street Stroll has been selected to take part in a civic pitch competition called Accelerate 2017: Citizens Make Change. It’s on February 22, 2017, at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland. She is one of 25 people selected from 80 submissions to share civic visions to make Cleveland (Euclid) even better.

The 25 pitches are being offered in five categories: Community Change, Economic and Workforce Development, Education, Quality of Life and Transformative Arts and Culture. By attending, you can hear the creative plans that people have to improve life in Cleveland and surrounding areas.   Sherrie’s Community Change pitch is titled TPI (Taking Pride In) Euclid Environmental Services and involves basic landscaping skill teaching, community service, and entrepreneurship for Euclid teens.

The five participants in each category are judged after their five minute pitch and the winner of that round has an opportunity to pitch their project to the entire audience who votes for the recipient of the $5000 seed money to start their project.  Friends, family, and community members can attend the event and vote for the winner.

The event webpage is and details of all the pitches are at  Sherrie can be reached at 216.798.7089 or You can also call Cleveland Leadership Center, which is sponsoring the event with support from Citizens Bank. Their contact is Michael Bennett, Vice President of External Affairs, (216) 408-3874 or

Sherrie Zagorc

Sherrie Zagorc is a co-founder, volunteer, and board member of Kiddie City Child Care Community in addition to being the chairperson of the E. 200th Street Stroll.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017