Zerrine Bailey has worked in the not- for- profit sector of Cleveland area for over fifteen years. She is extremely passionate about children’s health and providing young people with all of the tools necessary to enable them to thrive. This commitment has been a common thread throughout her entire career.
Currently, she is employed as the Healthy Schools Program Manager for Cleveland Metropolitan School District. This position was funded through the generosity of local funders: the St. Luke’s Foundation, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and United Way of Greater Cleveland.
The Healthy Schools Program is part of a larger national initiative through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The mission of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is to work with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids.
Nationally, the healthy schools program is working with over 18 million students in more than 31,000 schools in every state. Locally, Ms. Bailey works with 78 schools within Cleveland Metropolitan School district to look at opportunities to create healthier school environments.
Previously, she has been involved with various grant-funded programs aimed at meeting the needs of youth. For example, she was responsible for the project management of a large-scale youth development initiative focusing on out- of- school time, youth advocacy and supporting young people as they transition into adulthood. Zerrine has had an opportunity to work on a variety of community initiatives with the goal of improving people’s general well–being.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in community health education from Kent State University.