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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

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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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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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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LifeWorks! Employee Spotlight: Meet Traletta

By Center for Community Transitions / December 11, 2019

When Traletta got out of prison, she had no savings, job or employment prospects. What she did have was a criminal record and an uphill battle to convince employers she was worth the risk of hiring. “But then I entered the LifeWorks! program at the Center for Community Transitions and it helped take me down…

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Families Doing Time: Client spotlight

By Center for Community Transitions / December 9, 2019

*Liz has lived with family the last 5 years under difficult circumstances: her husband and the father of her children is incarcerated. This year, she was ready to venture on her own – despite lack of support from immediate family members – because she knew it would be a better environment for her 4th and…

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Families Doing Time kids head to Dan Nichols Park for gems, animals and fun

By Center for Community Transitions / November 12, 2019

Mining for gems, riding the carousel, hanging out with donkeys and filling their bellies with pizza – it was an action-packed day at Dan Nichols Park on Nov. 2 for about 20 Families Doing Time children. The outing was part FDT’s Enrichment Institute, which offers cultural enrichment field trips for families of incarcerated individuals. “When…

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

By Center for Community Transitions / October 21, 2019

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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