Regional Organizer Northeast Region
Cedric is NCRC’s Regional Organizer. He brings community organizing, city planning, and Congressional staff experience to NCRC’s team. He is dedicated to promoting access to economic opportunity.
Previous to NCRC, Cedric served for over five years as a staff member in the office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. During his time in the Senate, Cedric helped coordinate key Senate offices in the passage of Senate Resolutions pertaining to conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Nigeria. He served on the Board and as President of the Congressional African Staff Association. He was also a Truman National Security Scholar, and earned a certification in Nonviolent Civic Mobilization and U.S. Foreign Policy from the United States Institute of Peace. In addition to his Congressional work, Cedric has worked on both local and national political campaigns, most recently in the Obama campaigns (2008, 2012). He is also a co-founder of the Georgia Avenue Business Alliance, in Washington, D.C. Prior to Washington, Cedric spent roughly a year with the City of St. Louis’ Planning Agency, where he conducted research for the City’s Five-Year Strategic Consolidated Plan.
A Congolese American raised in Rhode Island, Cedric immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 8. His story is the American story and dream – of access to opportunity. He speaks both Lingala and French conversationally.
Cedric has a B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from Miami University (OH). His senior capstone-thesis at Miami University focused on ShoreBank’s bold step to combat racial segregation of redlining and invest in Chicago’s South Side South Shore neighborhood.