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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

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 FoundationMecklenburg County ABC BoardRountree Plantation, Inc.Speedway Children’s Charities Communities of Faith First Presbyterian ChurchSelwyn Avenue Presbyterian ChurchSt. Gabriel Catholic ChurchSt. Luke Catholic ChurchSt. Matthew Catholic Church Individuals James…

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Families Doing Time brings holiday cheer to clients with incarcerated loved ones

By Center for Community Transitions / January 14, 2019

CCT’s Families Doing Time program made sure their clients had some holiday cheer this Christmas. The program serves children and families who have an incarcerated loved one. Many of the children have a parent who is in prison. For families separated by prison bars, the Holidays can be hard, emotionally and financially. Families Doing Time…

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Give a Second Chance

By Center for Community Transitions / December 17, 2018

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Young boy in the Families Doing Time Program poses for the camera

Your help needed to get our new literacy and tutoring program off the ground

By Center for Community Transitions / December 17, 2018

Families Doing Time‘s new Literacy and Tutoring Program needs your help. We are seeking space, books, and volunteers. The program will serve children who have an incarcerated loved one. We are seeking a space located in West Charlotte that is easy to get to. We need two rooms. One room for up to 40 people…

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Betty Ritchie poses with Delilah Montalvo as she receives her volunteer of the year award at CCT's 2017 Spring Fling

Celebrating the life of CCT Volunteer, Betty Ritchie

By Center for Community Transitions / December 10, 2018

We are deeply saddened to announce that last month we lost a member of the CCT family. Betty Ritchie was a tireless volunteer with our Center for Women for many years and touched the lives of so many of our residents. She was our Center for Women Volunteer of the Year in 2017, but she…

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Starting Over in Charlotte

By Center for Community Transitions / November 30, 2018

 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 possession. He immediately relocated to Charlotte to live with family and found our programming. We are happy to report that since shooting this video, Michael found a…

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WEF Gives Incarcerated Women the Gift of Education

By Center for Community Transitions / October 1, 2018

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 education. That’s why at CCT we make sure all of…

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County Commissioner at Large Pat Cotham helps Center for Women Director, Delilah Montalvo cut the cake at the Center's 30th Anniversary Celebration.

CCT’s Center for Women Celebrates 30 Years

By Center for Community Transitions / September 7, 2018

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. The Center for Women is a thirty bed residential reentry facility for women who are still incarcerated and…

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Back in Style 2018 a Success!

By Center for Community Transitions / August 24, 2018

CCT held it’s annual Back In Style event on Thursday, August 23rd. The annual back to school event helps children with incarcerated parents prepare for the new school year by providing school supplies, school uniforms, and free haircuts and hair styles. This year we provided 225 children with bookbags and school supples, completed 103 free…

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A Message from A Summer Intern

By Center for Community Transitions / August 20, 2018

One of our summer interns, Kate Capitano, wrote the following: An official goodbye to one of the most special places in my life: the days were never easy and the love was tough but for that exact reason I can say this summer I finally felt what it means to make the conscious decision to…

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