The Ark of City, Inc. was established in 2007 by businessman, philanthropist, humanitarian and devoted family man, Mr. Terry Elliott, Sr. and his devoted wife, author and business partner Mrs. Sherria Elliott as a vision to give back to underprivileged inner city children and the community at large. The Ark of the City Foundation is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) organization that caters to community service, cultural awareness, and education.
MEET our FOUNDERS
Terry Elliott Sr.
Businessman, philanthropist, humanitarian and devoted family man, meet Mr. Terry Elliott, Sr.
Born in South Carolina, Terry and his family migrated to Florida for a chance at a better life. With a hard working mother at the helm, he learned discipline, compassion, motivation and a fervor to pursue the American dream. But to whom much is given, much is required, and Terry made it his life's mission to better those around him as he climbed the ladder of success alongside his devoted business partner wife of 31 years, social advocate and community activist Mrs. Sherria Elliott.
Among his many business endeavors (sports club, night club, record label, Real Estate Properties, Publishing Company) and philanthropic causes are the annual Christmas on 15th Avenue Event (a Florida chapter 501 (c) (3) organization), Farm Share, Mentorship programs and the altruistic "Wakanda Center" community hub
As family and community plays a vital role in Terry Elliott, Sr.'s mission, he continues to seek to promote the welfare of his community and inspire not only by words, but actions. A family affair, Mr. Terry Elliott, Sr's children emulate their role model by following in his footsteps as they are omnipresent in all the community endeavors.
The Elliott name and legacy are fully cemented in the fabric of their community's history.
Matriarch, of the Elliott family and powerful woman in her own right, Mrs. Sherria Elliott embodies the term "super woman".
As a devoted wife of 31 years to businessman, entrepreneur, social activist Terry Elliott Sr., Mrs. Sherria Elliott a Miami native has built an impressive empire. An accomplished esteemed author, she owns her own publishing company, while being the CEO of a flourishing real estate company and co-heading various philanthropic companies alongside her husband Terry Elliott, Sr.
While ownership is vital, Mrs. Elliott emphasizes the importance in investing in our communities and providing employment to the people of the neighborhoods, while also showing and teaching them on how to develop and become owners themselves. A formidable leader in her community, her belief is that it takes a village to raise a child and by such leads by example. Her many endeavors include a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that was established to support her vision to give back to inner city, ,Farm Share, and the "Wakanda Center", a community center focal point that offers many services (martial art, mentorship, internships, referrals and more)
Taken from Mahatma Gandhi, Mrs. Sherria Elliott personal motto is “Be the change that you want to see in this world”. She personifies this everyday by being a loving wife, mother, social advocate and community activist committed to inspire.