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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC
How a Center for Women Resident Beat the Odds
Here’s a snapshot of our LifeWorks! Program Director Sherina (right), and one of our former Center for Women residents, Shaheedah, out and about in the Charlotte community. Shaheedah is now an entrepreneur, the owner of Good Portions Italian Ices. The Charlotte Observer recently shared Shaheedah’s story of triumph. Check it out.
CCT Winner of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders Signature Award
We are so happy to announce CCT is one of two winners for Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders Signature award. Congratulations to The Latin American Coalition, also one of the selected awardees. Check out the announcement during WCNC’s Charlotte Today. Thank you Bank of America. Read the Full Article.
How Community Partnerships Can Help Formerly Incarcerated People Find Jobs
We talk about second chances a lot here at CCT. We strive to make sure we’re providing resources to those who are justice involved to help them turn their lives around. One key way is to help individuals get into the workforce. Read the Full Article
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…
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…
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….
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
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…
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
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…