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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Carolina Impact: New Workforce Options

Korinthin Worley, Lifeworks Graduate

“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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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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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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