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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

Highlights from Back in Style, LOVE Week

By Center for Community Transitions / September 10, 2020

Back in Style, our 9th annual back-to-school event to help kids with incarcerated loved ones prepare for school, shifted from in-person to drive-thru this year. CCT staff and volunteers distributed free backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary, middle and high school students who participate in Families Doing Time and Center for Women programs. Due…

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Myra Clark

Memories with Myra Clark: Looking back on 32 years at CCT

By Center for Community Transitions / August 7, 2020

The *Center for Community Transitions began in 1974 in the basement of a church, operating on a $700 annual budget. Under Myra Clark’s leadership, CCT transformed into a $1.7 million organization that’s helped thousands of formerly incarcerated people rebuild their lives and reintegrate as productive members of society. Every day she came to work, it…

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Bob Barker Company

Surprise! CCT receives unexpected $25K gift from Bob Barker Company

By Center for Community Transitions / July 30, 2020

Earlier this summer, Executive Director Patrice Funderburg received an unexpected gift in the mail: A $25,000 donation from the Bob Barker Company “Our company wanted to step in and provide this extra check for you and your work, especially with people returning from jail or prison,” said Founder and CEO Bob Barker in his letter…

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Thank you to Tayco Electric and Solar for donating sandwiches

Thank You to Our Giving Tuesday Now Donors

By Center for Community Transitions / May 7, 2020

Thanks to generous donors, we raised $1,000!  If you didn’t donate during Giving Tuesday Now it’s not too late, you can still make a donation. Thank you to Tayco Electric and Solar who donated 35 sandwiches to residents at our Center for Women on Giving Tuesday!

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Clients receive services and support during pandemic

Care through Crisis: CCT clients receive services and support during pandemic

By Center for Community Transitions / April 22, 2020

From food and clothing referrals to telemedicine and medication management, Center for Community Transitions hasn’t let a global pandemic keep us from providing essential support and services to formerly incarcerated individuals.   “Our clients served their time and are now reentering a community filled with so many unknowns. Right now, they need our support more than…

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CCT + Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement + Queens University = Dynamic and sustainable partnership

CCT + Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement + Queens University = Dynamic and sustainable partnership

By Center for Community Transitions / March 11, 2020

Thanks to our partnership with Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement, students from Queens University got to see firsthand how incarceration affects mental health and learn how we work with the Charlotte prison system to offer services to formerly incarcerated individuals. The center aligns with the university’s strategic plan to ensure every student “engages in…

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Build People Not Prisons Event

Local journalist and “Money Rock” author Pam Kelley to speak at Build People, Not Prisons event March 26

By Center for Community Transitions / March 5, 2020

An author who has written about inequality and the struggles that formerly incarcerated people face will take center stage at our Build People, Not Prisons fundraising event on Thursday, March 26. Freelance journalist Pam Kelley first connected with the Center for Community Transitions in 2017 while writing her book, “Money Rock: A Family’s Story of…

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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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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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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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