Cedric T. Bolton

Image of Cedric T. Bolton Education Outreach Program Coordinator at The Community Folk Art center at Syracuse University.

Cedric T. Bolton joined the Community Folk Art Center in March 2023 as the Education Outreach Program Coordinator. He previously worked in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Syracuse University as the Coordinator of Student Engagement. Cedric began his career at Syracuse University in 2004; he has designed the spoken word poetry program Verbal Blend, ECLIPSE Dialogues, Poetry for the People, Black Men & Women’s Think Tank, Poets Learning Community, co-founded Nu Rho Poetic Society, and coordinated efforts for Black History Month for eighteen years. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University and a master’s degree in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University.

Cedric is an adjunct instructor with Renée Crown University Honors Program and the College of Arts and Sciences. He is a published poet, and his poetry can be found in Stone CanoeMinnesota Spokesman RecorderMinnesota Saint Cloud Times, the Post Standard, and streaming his third spoken word album with music, 12 Years Gone on all platforms. He has recorded several spoken-word poetry CDs and published a book entitled The State of the Ghetto Address. He has mentored students, staff, faculty, and community writers to be confident in their voice and writing for twenty years. His writer’s workshops are the embodiment of community, family, and the continuing presence of “One Mic, One Voice”. He was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and was raised in Paterson, New Jersey. Cedric values and understands the importance of active community involvement and participates on a few committees in the greater Syracuse community.