Monday, May 31, 2010

Literacy Day Festivities at JCSU

Yesterday my family and I attended the Literacy Day Celebration at Johnson C. Smith University(JCSU). What a "high caliber" panel of speakers, presenters, workshop leaders and vendors from different parts of the USA. I must admit my appreciation for the support, advice and words of encouragement offered to me by many of the event participants. It was nice to see a educational environment where children of all ages and parents could learn in a relaxed environment. There was a talent show for kids, funnel cakes, WaterIce (, a Jump-N-Play for the kids and much more. The whole day was a great combination of food, fun, focus and fellowship.

We must, as political leaders, support events like the Literacy Day Celebration at a minimum with our attendance. Even if we just send a member of staff or a community representative, let's start showing our sincere interest in the future of our community. Until political leaders begin to involve themselves in the daily community events throughout their districts...they will never honestly understand the plight of the people they represent.

There were a lot of young future community leaders in the audience. You could see in their eyes the hunger for knowledge. All in attendance were engaged and ready to "sponge up" every spoken and written word. I feel inspired and honored at the opportunity to represent such a creative and positive culture in West Mecklenburg County. The event was refreshing, the conversations and business opportunities presented were impressive.

Thank you JCSU, the H.E.L.P. Project, Events By Deb, Urban League of the Central Carolinas, City of Charlotte and the Global Media Network, LLC my family ---We truly enjoyed ourselves!

A special "thank you" to all veterans for the freedoms we Americans experience and the many freedoms to come!

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Scott is a life-long North Carolina resident, born and raised in Concord; he graduated from college with a Bachelor’s in Political Science in 1999 from Mars Hill College, although his zeal for public service did not begin there. “I learned at a young age that leadership and service would always be one of those things I couldn’t say no to,” remarks Scott as he reminisces about his early years in high school as Student Body President, and a leader on the football field. He mimicked these roles as he moved to college, taking seriously his place in student government, his place on the football field, and his place in the classroom. After college Scott remained in Asheville for nearly three years gaining valuable experience as a public servant.

Since 2002 when Scott returned to Charlotte, this candidacy will be his first attempt at building his identity in public service within his community. “I am proud of my community; these are good, hard-working people who--for too long--have been denied their voice; this is their right and--above all else--this will be my job,” says Scott on his hopeful election to NC State Senate for District 38.

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Cedric Scott plans to represent Mecklenburg County in the NC State Senate District 38 in the November 2, 2010 election. He seeks to represent citizens who are currently disenfranchised and in need of the basic necessities for survival, from careers to healthcare. Scott’s background includes economic development and leadership experience from his work as Assistant Treasurer of Advantage West-North Carolina. He also assisted NC Supreme Court Justice Henry Frye and NC State Auditor Ralph Campbell in the 2000 Election with community outreach and campaign events in Western North Carolina. More recently, Scott’s experience in the mortgage finance industry has given him a unique perspective into the crisis that’s facing many of the citizens of Mecklenburg County. He notes, “My familiarity with mortgages and this housing crisis is just one aspect of who I am---it is just a single part of what I have to offer my community.” Scott is a life-long North Carolina resident, born and raised in Concord; he graduated from college with a Bachelor’s in Political Science in 1999 from Mars Hill College.