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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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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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