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May 2017

Business Bootcamp

May 4, 2017
Goodwill Opportunity Campus, 5301 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208 United States
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Free

The next session of CCT's Business Bootcamp will begin May 4th and run through May 25th at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. CCT clients can register by calling 704-374-0762 ex. 3709 Business Bootcamp is a four-week course on business basics for those thinking about starting their own businesses. It is offered by Goodwill Industries, Center for Community Transitions, and Carolinas Institute for Entrepreneurship. Business Bootcamp is led by teachers with years of business school experience. Mentors will assist students in all…

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CCT’s Spring Fling!

May 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goodwill Opportunity Campus, 5301 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208 United States
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Spring Fling is May 11th! Visit our event site for details and to get your FREE tickets: https://centerforcommunitytransitions.networkforgood.com/events/2172-spring-fling

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February 2018

Warming Kids Hearts

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Good Road Cider Works, 117 Southside Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217 United States
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The Junior League of Charlotte is hosting a donation drive for new winter accessories to benefit our Families Doing Time families. They are accepting socks, mittens/gloves, hats, blankets, and small stuffed animals. All items must be new with tags. Contact Jess Dienna at jdienna57@gmail.com with questions.

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Warehouse Talks: Rethinking Incarceration

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Warehouse 242, 2307 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, 28208 United States
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Warehouse 242 will host an event comprised of live jazz, refreshments, a panel discussion, and a book release surrounding incarceration and its affect on our city. The book sale proceeds will be donated to our Families Doing Time program. The event is free and open to the public. CCT's Families Doing Time Program Director, Charis Blackmon, will be participating in the panel discussion and sharing her insight on how this conversation affects Charlotte.

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Emerging Leaders Training

February 17
Grace on Brevard, 219 S. Brevard St.
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Application Required JustLeadershipUSA's Emerging Leaders Training will be held Februay 17th. JustLeadershipUSA is dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030. JLUSA empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform. On Saturday, February 17, JLUSA brings its Emerging Leaders program right here to Charlotte! All Emerging Leaders participants must have prior involvement with the criminal justice system (juvenile and/or criminal justice involvement is required to be eligible and includes but is not limited to: actual incarceration…

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Third Tuesday

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3200 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209 United States
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A monthly family event for those participating in our Families Doing Time program. New families are also invited. We request you please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. For more information, and to RSVP, please contact Charis  Blackmon at cblackmon@centerforcommunitytransitions.org or 704-494-0001 ext. 13.

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March 2018

HeARTbeat Event

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McGlohan Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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This year CCT is SO EXCITED to be one of 10 nonprofit honorees at the annual Playing for Others HeARTbeat event! Join us for a one-of-a-kind event honoring 10 local nonprofits through music, dance and digital art. Playing for Others teens create and perform original works of art in honor of these incredible organizations and their service to the Charlotte community. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square – 345 N College St. map it 2017-2018 Non-Profit Honorees: Camp Dogwood Center for Community…

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Applause for a Cause

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sugar Creek Charter School, 4101 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28206 United States
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Sugar Creek Charter School is hosting a student led open-mic night with all proceeds coming to the Families Doing Time program. The event will surround children of incarcerated parents and will highlight Families Doing Time's work within the community. Tickets may be purchased at the door: $5/Adults  $3/Children Doors open at 5:30pm.

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Professionals Who Happen to Have a Criminal Record – New Group Interest Meeting

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Are you a Charlotte area professional who happens to have a criminal record? Are you interested in giving back to the community by helping others who have a record? CCT is holding an interest meeting on March 14th to discuss possibilities for forming a new group just for you. If you would like to attend or want more information, please contact LifeWorks! Program Director, Erik Ortega, at eortega@centerforcommunitytransitions.org.

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Build People, Not Prisons

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The purpose of this friend-raiser is to garner community support and raise awareness about the needs of people reentering the Charlotte community from jail or prison, and the needs of Charlotte children experiencing parental incarceration. This evening will feature a special guest performance by Playing For Others teens of their spoken word piece, "Build People, Not Prisons" and the premier of CCT's newest video, developed by Basic Cable. You'll also enjoy live music, appetizers from Ink N Ivy, beer and wine. Early bird tickets may be…

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