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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

A New Partnership with No Grease Barbershop

By Center for Community Transitions / March 9, 2018

We are excited to announce a new partnership formed with No Grease Barbershop. No Grease will now offer free haircuts to our clients to help prepare them for job interviews! Clients will be given special vouchers for the free cuts at No Grease?s two Charlotte-area barber schools. Any clients in need of a free haircut…

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CCT Honored with Song and Video at HeARTbeat

By Center for Community Transitions / March 3, 2018

On March 2nd,?Playing For Others?put on their largest performance of the year at McGlohon Theater in Sprit Square and honored CCT in the process. Playing for others is an arts-based organization that works with youth in Charlotte. Each year they choose 10 nonprofits to honor with art and performance pieces during the HeARTbeat event. This…

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CCT Client Profiled in Charlotte Five!

By Center for Community Transitions / February 8, 2018

Photo by: Katie Toussaint Online news and culture publication, Charlotte Five, did a profile of LifeWorks! client, Tyrone Miller. In the piece, Tyrone shares his outlook on life after prison and his journey to try to find employment. Twenty-seven-year-old Tyrone Miller was released from prison just over a month ago. He spent nearly eight years…

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CCT Honored by Playing for Others

By Center for Community Transitions / February 7, 2018

CCT is one of ten nonprofits being honored by the Playing for Others (PFO) class of ’17-18 this year. PFO is an organization in Charlotte that?provides a space for teens to explore and answer the questions, ?Who Am I?? and ?How will I give of that?? through programming in Personal Development, Service, and the Arts.…

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CCT Executive Director Participates in City-Wide Panel

By Center for Community Transitions / February 7, 2018

Last night CCT Executive Director, Myra Clark, participated in a panel at a city-wide event about mass incarceration. The event, “Rethinking Incarceration” was hosted by Warehouse 242 and featured a new book by the same name, authored by?Dominique DuBois Gilliard. Mr. Gilliard was the keynote speaker and also served on the panel. The other panel…

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Charlotte Junior League Hosts Donation Drive Benefiting CCT

By Center for Community Transitions / February 4, 2018

Yesterday the Junior League of Charlotte hosted a wonderful donation drive benefiting our Families Doing Time children and families. The drive brought in a ton of hats, gloves, scarves, and snugly stuffed animals to keep children with incarcerated parents warm during this unusually cold winter. As you know, most of the children and families we…

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FDT Supported 87 Families During the Holidays

By Center for Community Transitions / January 10, 2018

Over the holidays, with the help of generous donors and dedicated volunteers, our Families Doing Time (FDT) program supported 191 children in 87 families by providing? toys and necessities through a variety of activities including Toys for Tots, Third Tuesday, and sponsorship. Support ranged from providing toys, to full family Christmas sponsorships that included household…

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

By Center for Community Transitions / October 25, 2017

Families Doing Time Contact Charis Blackmon, [email protected] Toys for Tots volunteers are needed to sort and prepare toys for our client families. Additionally, we will need volunteers to assist on the day of distribution. Caregiver Christmas Baskets:?We will need volunteers to assist with stuffing, wrapping, and delivering Christmas baskets to families during the holiday season.…

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The Cost of Parental Incarceration

By Center for Community Transitions / July 18, 2017

by guest blogger, Nicholas Perry, CCT Intern If you asked me a week ago about the financial struggles of a family with an incarcerated parent, I?d have brought up the lost income of the family member imprisoned or maybe the lack of job prospects upon release. 2.3 million children in the United States have an…

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It’s SummerSHARE! Give Back with a Backpack!

By Center for Community Transitions / July 10, 2017

July 10-21 is SummerSHARE in Charlotte! Summer is the greatest time of need for many nonprofits in Charlotte, when needs are high and supplies are low. CCT is no exception. SummerSHARE, presented by Bank of America, is a fun way for YOU to make an impact and see exactly where your dollars are going! CCT’s…

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