Newsletter – April, 2017

CCT News

New Garden at the Center for Women

Last week volunteer extraordinaire, Pam Eavenson, assisted residents of the Center for Women with starting a vegetable and herb garden. The garden is on the grounds of our main facility and we look forward to watching it grow alongside our residents. Make sure you check it out next time you visit.

Charlotte Opportunity Task Force

The Charlotte Opportunity Task Force, a group of 20 community members who spent 18 months studying intergenerational povery in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, released its report at the end of March. Charlotte-Mecklenburg was ranked 50th out of 50 in an economic mobility study conducted on America’s largest cities in 2013, and the task force aimed to discover the causes of constrained mobility and propose solutions. Read More >

NC Aims to Reduce Use of Solitary Confinement

NC has reduced its use of solitary confinement by more than 50% since 2012 but still has a long way to go according to a recently released Vera Institute report. Currently, incarcerated individuals may find themselves in solitary confinement (also known as segregation units) for minor infractions such as swearing. At some state facilities the average time spent in solitary is nearly five years. Read More >


Arlington Baptist Church
Audra Atkinson
Tammi Burdine
Carolina Industrial Trucks
Myra Clark
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Thomas David Eiselt
Enpro Industries, Inc.

First Presbyterian Church
J. Kay Harris
Janine Lafferty
Mike McNamara
St. Luke Cathoic Church
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
United Way of the Central Carolinas
Lynn Whelan


Events

Documentary Screening “13th” April 22

The Concord Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will host a community viewing of the documentary “13TH” followed by a panel discussion (including CCT’s own, Erik Ortega) on US criminal justice system reform. More information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cac-public-screening-panel-discussion-tickets-33308901822

Do Good Week April 23 – 29

#DoGoodWeek is a city-wide week-long celebration of volunteerism. Everyone is encouraged to participate in or sign up for volunteer activities during this week. For a list of CCT volunteer opportunities, visit: https://sharecharlotte.org/nonprofit/center-community-transitions

Lobby Day – April 25

Lobby Day with Second Chance Alliance. Representative from various reentry-related organizations will meet with NC legislators in Raleigh.

Business Bootcamp May 4 – May 25

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

CCT’s Spring Fling

May 11 (see below)

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