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COVID-19 update from Executive Director Patrice Funderburg

By Center for Community Transitions / March 18, 2020

In light of the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health of our staff, clients, volunteers and supporters, we’re suspending all Center for Community Transitions programming and events until further notice. This includes: Families Doing Time (Third Tuesday Family Night, literacy tutoring and cultural excursions). Center for Women onsite dinners from the…

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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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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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