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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

Friday Feels: Center for Women resident virtually attends daughter’s graduation

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

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

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

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

*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

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

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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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 concerned citizens who have come together to address the causes of…

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Spring Fling honors dedicated volunteers

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

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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