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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

LifeWorks! Director, Erik Ortega, conducts day long workshop in Gastonia.

LifeWorks! in Gastonia

By Center for Community Transitions / March 1, 2017

CCT LifeWorks! has been working with Goodwill Southern Piedmont and Gaston County to bring some of their programming to reentry clients in Gastonia. In February, they conducted a day long workshop with federal inmates at the Gaston County Jail. The program was well-received, and talks are ongoing to bring more services to the area.

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A Mother Sees her Daughters for the First Time in 6 Years

By Center for Community Transitions / February 27, 2017

Latasha was?transferred to CCT Center for Women earlier this year after six years in prison. A wife and mother of two, she struggled with her roles as both behind bars. Her husband, Todd, a wonderful father, did not want their two girls, Baylee?and Tannon, to be exposed to the prison atmosphere, and decided that they…

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“My life forever changed”

By Center for Community Transitions / December 28, 2016

This Christmas the staff and residents of CCT’s Center for Women received a heartwarming and encouraging Christmas card from a former resident. The Center for Women is our residential facility for women who are finishing out the last 1 to 3 years of their prison sentences. The Center aims to make reentry smoother for the…

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Happy Holidays from CCT!

By Center for Community Transitions / December 22, 2016

Click below to watch a special video message from CCT!

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Home for the Holidays

By Center for Community Transitions / December 6, 2016

Imagine the Joy of a Child whose parent is home for the holidays for the first time in years. For some of our clients this is a reality, for others that moment is a distant thought. This year we ask that you give our clients a piece of ?Home for the Holidays? Here at CCT…

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Women’s Education and Reentry

By Center for Community Transitions / September 26, 2016

Education is a key element to a successful life after incarceration. Women with specialized training or a college education are more likely to find employment, provide for their families, and remain out of prison. The Women’s Education Fund was established in 2012 to provide the residents at the Center for Women the opportunity to pursue…

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Back In Style

By Center for Community Transitions / August 31, 2016

CCT held it’s yearly Back In Style event on Thursday, August 25th. 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 served more than 90 families, provided bookbags and school supplies 220?children,…

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Back In Style – School Supplies Needed

By Center for Community Transitions / August 1, 2016

On August 25th CCT will host its 6th annual back to school readiness event, Back In Style. The event serves?CCT’s clients’ families by providing school children with needed school supplies. CCT estimates that 5,000 children in Mecklenburg County have a parent who is currently incarcerated, and 10,000 more have experienced parental incarceration at some point.…

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#SummerShareCLT – Because “Need” Doesn’t Get A Vacation

By Center for Community Transitions / July 20, 2016

This week,?Charlotte neighbors ?have the opportunity to support our community in?an important way. Taking place through July 22,?SummerSHARE inspires neighbors to?help give “need” a vacation by purchasing highly-needed items from our Give Shop or dropping off those items any time during the campaign. You can also make a monetary contribution online. ?The need in Charlotte…

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LifeWorks! Now at Goodwill Opportunity Campus

By Center for Community Transitions / July 1, 2016

CCT’s LifeWorks! program is now housed in the new Goodwill Opportunity Campus. The new Goodwill Opportunity Campus, located on the corner of Wilkinson Boulevard and?Boyer Street in Charlotte, is a 160,000 square foot facility aimed at providing a seamless continuum of support to disadvantaged job seekers all in one location. The facility?houses?a job resource center,…

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