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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

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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Iris Thomas’ Release Story

By Center for Community Transitions / August 12, 2018

“I can’t even explain it in words!’ Iris exclaims as she starts her release interview with me. “Everything I’ve been hustling for my whole adult life has come to be in the last 6 months”. It is August 8th, 2018, and Iris Thomas who will be 69 years young next week, is leaving prison by…

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We’re BBB Certified!!!

By Center for Community Transitions / July 23, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that we received top marks from the BBB’s 20 standards for Charitable Accountability.? Read the full report here.

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United Way, Awards And New Faces (June 2018)

By Center for Community Transitions / June 12, 2018

May was crazy! First there was the great turnout for Spring Fling 2018, and the Women’s Impact Fund awarded Families Doing Time the Human Services Grant.? On June 7, the United Way Board voted to support CCT with $172,250 funding for FY19.? These are important investments in our organization,?and will help us improve the economic…

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Good Times At Spring Fling 2018

By Center for Community Transitions / May 22, 2018

Thank you to everyone who made SpringFling 2018 a success! We enjoyed fun, food, fellowship and caught up with former clients. It was a great night. Special thanks to saxophonist LaShan “Shableek” Richardson, My Camille’s Cafe and Catering and BoogyTyme Rentals. Congratulations to all over our Spring 2018 award recipients: LifeWorks! Volunteer of the Year…

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