Cedric Harrison was named Director for Port City United in March 2022. He is a trusted leader and community advocate who has worked to bring diverse neighbors together, create opportunities for the Black community to advance and go after their dreams, mentor youth, and empower others to resolve conflicts in nonviolent ways.
Cedric is a New Hanover County native, graduate of New Hanover High School, and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
He is the founder of Support The Port, whose mission is to advance racial equity by creating community experiences and mobilizing resources to support educational and economic success, community development, and anti-violence initiatives. More recently, he founded WilmingtoNColor, a shuttle tour that shares the stories of African American achievements and legacy in Wilmington, including the 1898 Coup d’Etat. He has also worked at Cape Fear Community College as an assistant coordinator in the Nixon Minority Male Leaders Program Center, helping to increase the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented populations of students enrolled at CFCC.
He was a 2020 recipient of the Star News and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s 40 under 40 award and in 2019, was selected out of over 400 applicants to be part of the inaugural cohort of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s All for NC Fellows.
PCU Supervisor for Violence Interruption and Outreach