Myra M. Clark
Center for Community Transitions, Executive Director, 1998 to present
I do this work because no human being is disposable, and I believe second chances are possible.
Program Director of Center for Women, 1988 to 1998.
- B.A. in Psychology – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Certificate in Organizational Development – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Nonprofit Certificate – Duke University
- Nonprofit Leadership Certificate – Duke University
- Liberty Bell Award 2013, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
- Sabbatical Program, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
- Convener of Mecklenburg County Reentry Council, 2005 (formerly known as Mecklenburg Opportunities for Reentry Network, now known as Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg.)
LifeWorks! Program Director, 2005 to present
This is not a job for me but a journey of self enlightenment which allows me to share with others how to triumph over self-doubt and overcome barriers. I believe each person has the potential and power to crumble the walls they may have built themselves.
- B.A. in Human Services – Metropolitan College of New York
- Certified Instructor – The International Association of Applied Control Theory (CBI)
- HIV Confidentiality Training/ Substance Abuse – National Development & Research Institute
- Working with Women of Domestic Violence – The Human Services Workshop
- Chairperson – Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg Council on Reentry
- Master Trainer – Working Smart Curriculum (Workforce Development Initiative)
- North Carolina Leadership – William C. Friday Fellowship Award
LifeWorks! Senior Client Adviser/Work First Coordinator, 2014 to present
Everyone deserves a second chance. A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all.
- B.A. in Human Services
- A.A. in Human Services with a concentration in Substance Abuse
- Registered with NCSAPPB CSAC-I
- Center for Community Transitions – 2014 to present
- New Beginnings SAB Counselor/Director of Operations – 2010 to present
The Center for Women, Program Manager, 2014- present
I believe there are good people in prison that deserve a chance to be the best person they can be if given the tools and opportunity to succeed.
- A.S. Criminal Justice Technology– Central Piedmont Community College
- NCDPS– Correctional Officer, Case Manager
- Trainer– Working Smart Curriculum
- Correctional Officer, NC Department of Public Safety, 2008-2010
- Program Assistant and Case Manager, Center for Community Transitions, Center for Women 2010-2014
Families Doing Time Program Director, 2016 to present
I’m not just working a job, I am living my purpose! And I seek to be authentic, compassionate, and impactful in providing opportunities for children and families to recognize their value and change the narrative of their lives.
- Master of Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- B.A. Elementary Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- B.S. Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Independent Research and Evaluation Consultant ? 2015 to present
- Families Doing Time Program Assistant- 2012 to 2016
- BELL Summer Academy Enrichment Teacher- 2012 to 2015
- After-school STEM Teacher at Sugar Creek Charter School- 2010 to 2012