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Spring Fling honors dedicated volunteers

By Center for Community Transitions / July 31, 2019

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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Partner Spotlight: Mecklenburg County ABC Board

By Center for Community Transitions / July 31, 2019

CCT would not be successful in providing reentry and family services without financial support from organizations like the Mecklenburg County ABC Board. The board demonstrates its strong commitment to community by funding “innovative programs and services that lead to best practice interventions or strategies” that prevent or combat alcohol or substance abuse-related issues. The foundation partners…

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Torrey Smith surprises Center for Women residents

By Center for Community Transitions / July 31, 2019

Carolina Panthers’ Torrey Smith paid a surprise recently to our Center for Women residents. A Charlotte newcomer, Smith wanted to learn more about the program, which assists with actions plans for employment, family reunification and housing. He spoke to residents about his own experience of being the child of an incarcerated parent and offered words of encouragement to…

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Finding Home: People with records still face housing challenges

By Center for Community Transitions / July 31, 2019

Nearly one in three Americans have a criminal record and having a conviction can make it challenging to find housing. Many CCT clients can afford to pay rent, but they’re rejected by landlords because of their background.WFAE is taking a year-long look at Charlotte’s affordable housing problem through the series, Finding Home. Hear and read what Executive…

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CCT heads to state capital for Second Chance Lobby Day

Newsletter – June 2019

By Center for Community Transitions / June 11, 2019

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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Let’s Give NC A Second Chance

By Center for Community Transitions / June 7, 2019

From the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy For people with a criminal record, second chances are hard to come by. But the NC General Assembly can change that narrative for more than 2 million North Carolinians living with criminal records. The NC Senate unanimously passed The Second Chance Act (Senate Bill 562) earlier this month. The bipartisan legislation,…

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

By Center for Community Transitions / April 15, 2019

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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Julius Peppers donates $10,000 to CCT from Sneaker Ball fundraiser

By Center for Community Transitions / April 15, 2019

When the idea of hosting the Julius Peppers Charity Sneaker Ball came up, the retired Carolina Panther was excited to celebrate Charlotte and have the opportunity to raise money for local organizations doing amazing work in the community. One such organization is the Center for Community Transitions.

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

Newsletter – April 2019

By Center for Community Transitions / April 10, 2019

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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Thank You December, 2018 Supporters!

By Center for Community Transitions / January 15, 2019

At CCT we rely on generous donors like you to provide the resources we need. Thank you to everyone who donated in the month of December. Foundations/Corporations Hendrick Family Foundation Mecklenburg County ABC Board Rountree Plantation, Inc. Speedway Children’s Charities Communities of Faith First Presbyterian Church Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church St. Gabriel Catholic Church St. Luke Catholic…

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