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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

Charlotte nonprofits seeking solutions to prevent reincarceration

Charlotte Nonprofits Seeking Solutions to Prevent Reincarceration

Transitioning back into society after incarceration isn’t easy. The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte NC has launched (R) IGNITE, Residents Individually Growing Naturally & Intentionally Through Education this week, a program designed to help educate incarcerated individuals so that they won’t become justice involved again. CCT welcomes this new initiative by the Sheriff’s Office. Our…

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Korinthin Worley, Lifeworks Graduate

Carolina Impact: New Workforce Options

“He says he was determined to take a different path…” A different path indeed for Korinthin Worley. This LifeWorks! graduate beat the odds and is now rebuilding his life thanks to CCT. Coleen Harry, with WTVI PBS Charlotte, takes a closer look at his story and what CCT is doing to help individuals accomplish professional…

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Overlooked Workers Get a Second Chance in the Job Force

Overlooked Workers Get a Second Chance in the Job Force

Many companies are dealing with labor shortages, and the need to fill positions is opening doors for CCT clients. Taylor Young, with Queen City News (formerly FOX 46), spoke with one of our top second chance employers who says hiring employees with criminal records has helped them keep up with increasing demand during the pandemic….

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CCT & LifeWorks! Graduate featured in Duke Energy Newsletter

CCT & LifeWorks! Graduate featured in Duke Energy Newsletter

For MLK Day 2022, LifeWorks! graduate Saichelle McNeill took center stage in Duke Energy’s newsletter, illumination. CCT received a $25,000 Social Justice and Racial Equity grant from the energy giant in 2020. Read the Full Article

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

It takes a team of caring, compassionate people to help achieve CCT’s mission of building people, not prisons. Part of the building includes training programs where participants learn and practice skills they’ll need to successfully re-enter the workforce and become productive members of society. SouthPark Magazine editor, Cathy Martin takes a deeper dive into how…

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Queen City Nerve Names CCT “Best Nonprofit in Charlotte”

Queen City Nerve Names CCT “Best Nonprofit in Charlotte”

We are so proud to receive the title ‘Best Nonprofit in Charlotte’ from Queen City Nerve’s Best in the Nest 2021. See what they had to say about our work, as well as a complete list of winners. Congratulations to all! Read the Full Article

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Center for Women

Center for Women Resident Shares Story of Overcoming Obstacles

Carita Jacobs is completing the last few months of her prison sentence at CCT’s residential work release dorm. Her path hasn’t been an easy one. However, as you’ll see in her interview with WSOC’s Glenn Counts, her personal commitment to overcome the odds and be back with her family has kept her going. Read the…

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Fair Hiring Process

Fair Hiring Process

The hiring process has many steps, from completing an application to phone interviews and criminal background checks, with human resources (HR) doing much of the vetting. Our executive director, who spent over 20 years working in HR, shares why working with nonprofit agencies like CCT can help ensure people with criminal records are not overlooked….

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The Charlotte Observer Articles Shine Spotlight on CCT, Incarceration & Reentry

The Charlotte Observer Articles Shine Spotlight on CCT, Incarceration & Reentry

Reporter Devna Bose writes about marginalized people, underrepresented communities, racism and social justice for The Charlotte Observer. She and photographer Khadejeh Nikouyeh spent time recently  at the Center for Community Transitions and Center for Women, interviewing and meeting with residents, Executive Director Patrice Funderburg and Program Director Delilah Montalvo. Their efforts culminated in two in-depth,…

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CCT Launches Second Chance Fund Campaign

In 2009, Ebony began a 10-year prison sentence for drug trafficking. Today, she’s a college graduate and owns a thriving transportation business. At the heart of Ebony’s successful journey from incarceration to reentry is the Center for Community Transitions, where she spent two years living at the Center for Women and taking employment readiness classes…

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