Investing In, Hiring Workers with Criminal Records Focus of CCT’s Feb. 25 Second Chance Employment Summit

Second Chance Employment Summit

Investing in untapped talent – workers with criminal and conviction records – is the focus of Center for Community Transitions’ virtual summit, “Greater Charlotte Pathways Home: An Executive Convening on Second Chance Employment.” The online event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Feb. 25, for second-chance employers, workforce development professionals, hiring managers and…

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

Build People Not Prisons Event

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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Myra Clark talks Second Chances on BofA’s Neighborhood Builders panel

Nearly 2.3 million people are held in America’s prisons and jails, the highest incarceration rate in the world. Over 10,000 people are released from state and federal prisons each week (more than 650,000 annually). Executive Director Myra Clark was invited to participate in a moderated panel this week focused on the “imperative of providing opportunities…

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200+ turn out for Back in Style event

Back in Style event 2019

It was an evening of brightly colored backpacks filled with school supplies, delicious barbecue, fresh new ‘dos and glittery nails. More than 200 families and volunteers came out for our Back in Style event on Aug. 22 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. The 8th annual fundraiser helps kids with incarcerated loved ones prepare for the new…

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CCT heads to state capital for Second Chance Lobby Day

Center for Community Transitions staff and supporters joined 1,000-plus members of the NC Second Chance Alliance at the 2019 Second Chance Lobby Day May 7 at the NC General Assembly. The statewide alliance is made up of people with criminal records, their family members, service providers, congregations, community leaders and concerned citizens who have come together to address the causes of…

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Spring Fling honors dedicated volunteers

We celebrated our dedicated volunteers May 14 at our annual Spring Fling volunteer appreciation event. Trish Morrison, Audrée Gilbert, Bethany Mason and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church ELCA received the Making the Difference award for their loyal dedication and unwavering commitment. We thank them – and all of our volunteers – for their outstanding contributions toward…

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Inspiration, entertainment & generosity make Build People, Not Prisons event huge success

Inspiring speeches, lively bidding wars, generous supporters and impromptu dancing highlighted our Build People, Not Prisons fundraiser on March 21 at Warehouse 242. The 2nd annual spring event raised more than $32,000, which will directly fund CCT programs and services like LifeWorks!, Families Doing Time and the Center for Women.    More than 160 guests…

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