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Listen now: Myra Clark visits the Francene Marie Show

By Center for Community Transitions / February 5, 2020

Did you realize there are an estimated 2 million people in North Carolina with a criminal record? Myra Clark exits the Center For Community Transitions after 32 years! Clark served as the Executive Director for 22 years and 10 years with their Center For Women for 10 years, the amazing Patrice Funderburg will take the…

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Donate to CCT and Give a Chance for Change.

Thanks for making our Give a Chance for Change year-end fundraising campaign an incredible success!

By Center for Community Transitions / February 3, 2020

Thanks to each of you who donated to our Chance for Change Giving Tuesday and year-end fundraising campaign! Over 150 generous donors contributed $55,000 to the Center for Community Transitions. These dollars will go directly towards strengthening our programs and services that help formerly incarcerated men and women transform their lives, as well as provide…

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Build People Not Prisons 2020

Join our 2020 Build People Not Prisons event planning committee

By Center for Community Transitions / February 3, 2020

Our 3rd Annual Build People Not Prisons Spring fundraising event is Thursday, March 26th at Warehouse 242 in West Charlotte. We need volunteer committee members, like YOU, to help plan this event. The committee will meet bi-weekly up until the event on March 26. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at…

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Friday Feels: Center for Women resident virtually attends daughter’s graduation

By Center for Community Transitions / February 3, 2020

One of our Center for Women (CFW) residents got to experience something extraordinary today – her daughter’s Navy graduation. She watched the ceremony via live stream, something she wouldn’t have been able to do in a traditional prison environment. She even got to see and talk to her daughter immediately after the ceremony, telling her, “You…

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Myra Clark and Patrice Funderburg

Myra Clark retires from CCT; Patrice Funderburg named new executive director

By Center for Community Transitions / January 14, 2020

Myra Clark has retired as executive director of the Center for Community Transitions (CCT) after leading the organization for 22 years. Patrice Funderburg, former CCT board co-chair and local criminal justice advocate, was named new executive director effective Jan 1, 2020. Clark, who first joined CCT in 1988 as program director for the Center for…

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Holiday thank you message from LifeWorks! client

By Center for Community Transitions / December 23, 2019

This Christmas, our staff received a heartfelt note from James, a LifeWorks! and FIT program client who credits CCT for helping him become a “more successful person.” To continue to support returning community members like James by providing employment resources and support, we need to raise $50,000 by Dec. 31. Please donate today and make…

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FIT Program Client Spotlight: Meet Robert

By Center for Community Transitions / December 12, 2019

Robert was 60 years old when he was released from prison in Goldsboro on June 5, 2018. He had $94 to his name; three days later, he was down to $4. Like many people who reenter society following incarceration, Robert had no place to live, a job, health insurance or access to health care services.…

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LifeWorks! Employee Spotlight: Meet Traletta

By Center for Community Transitions / December 11, 2019

When Traletta got out of prison, she had no savings, job or employment prospects. What she did have was a criminal record and an uphill battle to convince employers she was worth the risk of hiring. “But then I entered the LifeWorks! program at the Center for Community Transitions and it helped take me down…

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Families Doing Time: Client spotlight

By Center for Community Transitions / December 9, 2019

*Liz has lived with family the last 5 years under difficult circumstances: her husband and the father of her children is incarcerated. This year, she was ready to venture on her own – despite lack of support from immediate family members – because she knew it would be a better environment for her 4th and…

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Families Doing Time kids head to Dan Nichols Park for gems, animals and fun

By Center for Community Transitions / November 12, 2019

Mining for gems, riding the carousel, hanging out with donkeys and filling their bellies with pizza – it was an action-packed day at Dan Nichols Park on Nov. 2 for about 20 Families Doing Time children. The outing was part FDT’s Enrichment Institute, which offers cultural enrichment field trips for families of incarcerated individuals. “When…

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