Pioneer And Bridge Builder Awards

Pioneer And Bridge Builder Awards

Julius Montgomery And Dr. Harvey L. Riley

Award Recipients

Michael A. Cadore Sr.

Michael Cadore is a community leader with more than three decades of experience in education public service, organizational management, public safety and mentoring.

A Brevard County native, Mr. Cadore holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Corrections & Administration of Justice from Eastern Kentucky University.

He currently serves as the Associate Provost for the Palm Bay Campus at Eastern Florida State College where he is also an adjunct professor. The passion he displays daily as an educator influenced led him to being selected as Outstanding Adjunct for 2014, 15 & 2016.

Mr. Cadore continues to serve as a Sworn Police officer for the Rockledge Police Department. In 2011, his innovative style and leadership led to his unit being named the National Neighborhood Watch Program by the National Sheriffs Association. In 2014, he was recognized as Reserve Police Officer of the year, for his community outreach and crime prevention awareness programs for the citizens and businesses of Rockledge.

Prior to becoming a law enforcement officer, Mr. Cadore earned National recognition at Eastern Kentucky University as a record-setting kick returner. After college, was drafted into the National Football League by the New Orleans Saints. He finished his professional football career in Montreal Canada. In 2014, he was inducted into 2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

His love for football and his heart for others led him to found the yearly “NFL I GOT SKILLZ” football clinic. This program enabled him to give back to his community by mentoring and supporting at-risk youth in Brevard County. Founded in 1999, the clinic teaches fundamental football and life skills to local youth.

A true public servant, he continues to protect and serve his community as a life coach, consultant, educator and mentor. As founder and President of Magnus Solutions Incorporated he provides life skills coaching, business workshops and inspirational speeches. He was truly humbled and grateful for being recognized as the 2014 Central Florida Humanitarian of the year.

Cadore keeps faith and family first. He has been faithfully and happily married to his high school sweetheart Cornelia Cadore for 25 years and three wonderful children.

2014 Humanitarian award http://youtu.be/PHDS3Y9FgvY

2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame: http://youtu.be/Ea8QG7dIbGs

Rev. Nathaniel L. Harris

Pastor, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Melbourne, Florida

Pastor Nathaniel L. Harris is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He currently resides with his wife for over forty two years, Cynthia H. Harris, in Palm Bay, Florida. They are the proud parents of two accomplished children, daughter Cynathia (Christopher) and son Anthony (Bethany). They are the grandparents to three beautiful grandchildren, Daniel, Kristina and Christopher.

After serving four years in the United States Air Force, Pastor Harris matriculated into Howard University in Washington, DC where he received a BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. After his graduation from Howard University in 1974, Pastor Harris worked for 29 years as a civil servant with the United States Government.

Pastor Harris has been the Pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church for 24 years. In addition to his Pastoral commitments at Macedonia, Pastor Harris has served as the Vice Moderator for the Mt. Zion Northeast Coast Missionary Baptist District Association. He served as President of the 5th Sunday Union-South End and as State Auditor for the Florida General Baptist Convention. Since 1985, Pastor Harris has been a member of the National Baptist Convention, USA. He is the Treasurer with Evans Center Inc.; past Vice President of Links of Hope (free GED, Anger Management, and Parenting Classes). Macedonia holds sponsorships with the Lipscomb Park Baseball League and Grant Street Community PAL.

Macedonia’s continued growth prompted Pastor Harris to engage in capital improvement projects, including construction of the Rev. John W. Taylor Family Life Center which consists of classrooms and banquet hall equipped with a commercial kitchen. This facility is used by many community families and organizations. Other community programs provided by Macedonia are, free food pantry and free financial assistance with utilities bills; free use of its facilities for community funeral services and meetings; and a community garden. Macedonia participates in the METCA-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program that targets improving the education of students in the 4th-6th grades. Macedonia provides scholarships to graduating seniors of Macedonia and The Reginal E. Johnson Scholarship Program.

As part of his vision of serving the community, Pastor Harris spearheaded the founding of the Macedonia Community Development Corporation (MCDC) which provides affordable housing within the community. In partnership with Brevard County, The City of Melbourne, and Habitat For Humanity, the MCDC has built and is renting five (5) single-family affordable homes, a duplex structure for families in need, including single mothers. MCDC has currently purchased and is renovating other homes within the community.

In June of 2015, with the over whelming support of Macedonia Church, Pastor Harris executed another of his visions; creating a program that would provide professional training to south Brevard community members ; and to assist them with finding employment in the manufacturing industry. “The Pastors Community Alliance” was founded by Pastor Harris. In partnership with the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Career Source Brevard, Brevard Public Schools’, Adult and Community Education Center, PIP Printing, Goodwill, Eastern Florida State College, Harris Foundation and several manufacturing companies; a pilot course titled Certified Production Technician (CPT) was implemented. A computer lab was created at Macedonia Church for the program. The program yielded graduates and continues today. Graduates of the program are now working in manufacturing positions in south Brevard. The CPT program provides graduates with a Manufacturing Skill Standard Council (MSSC) Certification that is globally recognized in the manufacturing industries.