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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

CCT Client Profiled in Charlotte Five!

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

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

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

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

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

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 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!

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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NC Seeking to Raise the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction

North Carolina is the only state that tries 16 and 17 year old children as adults for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes. New York recently passed legislation to phase out charging minors as adults for nonviolent crimes, leaving our state to stand alone and not in a good way. Current legislation in the NC General Assembly…

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FY 2016 Annual Report

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