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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

Torrey Smith surprises Center for Women residents

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

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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Let’s Give NC A Second Chance

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

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

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!

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

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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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

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

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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