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November 07, 2016
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Young Leader Puts Passion for Cities to Work at Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation

Sylvia Pérez at the Cleveland Foundation's 2016 annual meeting in June. A vice president with the grant maker, she led its work to form a civilian body to oversee Cleveland's police department.

One Christmas, when Sylvia Pérez was 11 or 12, she asked for a map of the New York City subway system. Her wish was granted, and on her next trip to the city from her home in Washington, D.C., she spent an entire day riding the rails.

It was an...

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