It’s almost time for kids to head to school… We’re still collecting items for our 8th annual Back in Style fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 22. The event will help 300 kids with incarcerated loved ones prepare for the new school year by providing free school supplies, meals and haircuts. Back in Style donations wish list  Deadline…

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CCT heads to state capital for Second Chance Lobby Day

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…

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

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, which raised more than $32,000 that will go directly towards funding CCT programs and services…

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Families Doing Time brings holiday cheer to clients with incarcerated loved ones CCT’s Families Doing Time program made sure their clients had some holiday cheer this Christmas. The program serves children and families who have a loved one who is incarcerated. Many of the children have a parent who is in prison. For families separated…

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Starting Over in Charlotte LifeWorks! client, Michael Atta, briefly shared his experience finding the program after being released from prison. Michael was released after serving a nine year sentence for felony posession. He immediately relocated to Charlotte to live with family and found our programming. We are happy to report that since shooting this video,…

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CCT News What’s Your Gift? Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. November 27th is Giving Tuesday, a day of generosity celebrated worldwide. This year, CCT’s goal is to raise $3,000. If successful, this will allow us to purchase 500 flash drives for our clients so they have a portable way to keep their resumes, LifeWorks!…

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CCT News WEF GIVES INCARCERATED WOMEN THE GIFT OF EDUCATION Education is a key component to successful reentry. A 2013 study found that education while incarcerated lowers recidivism by an average of 43% alone. More important that the statistics though, are the real stories of individuals who turn their lives around with the help of…

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CCT News CCT’s Center for Women Celebrates 30 Years On September 6th, The Center for Community Transitions (CCT)’s Center for Women celebrated its 30th anniversary of operation and was joined by elected officials and other dignitaries for cake and powerful testimonies from employers and former residents. KEEP READING You Helped Children with Incarcerated Parents go…

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Help Send 300 Children with Incarcerated Parents Back to School In Style This Fall! Each year CCT hosts a massive back to school event called “Back in Style” for our clients’ children. Most of our clients’ families are living at or below the poverty line, in large part due to the impact of incarceration on…

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