Newsletter – June, 2017

CCT News

Spring Fling 2017

CCT held its 5th Annual Spring Fling event on May 11th. The event was a great success with the highest turnout yet! We had a great time honoring our volunteers and supporters while enjoying live jazz music and FUNdraising activities. For the first time ever, we held the event at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. The community garden provided an excellent backdrop for this event which celebrates growth and fresh starts.

Congratulations to volunteers of the year, Betty Ritchie, Joanna Patcha, and Tom Brown. Further congratulations to our employer of the year, Sam’s Sandwich Shop, which has been offering fair chance hiring and supporting CCT for over a decade. Last but not least, thank you and congratulations to this year’s Community of Faith award recipient, New Beginnings Church, which has sent us many committed volunteers and great programming over the years. See more photos here!

NC Seeks to “Raise the Age”

North Carolina is the only state that tries 16 and 17 year old children as adults for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes. New York passed legislation just recently to phase out charging minors as adults for nonviolent crimes, leaving our state alone, and not in a good way. Current legislation in the NC General Assembly seeks to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction, also known as the age of criminal responsibility, to 18, bringing North Carolina in sync with every other state in the country.. Read More >


At CCT we rely on generous donors on you to provide the resources we need. Thank you to everyone who donated in the months of April and May.

Anonymous
AON Foundation
Arlington Baptist Church
Audra Atkinson
Beth Bennett-Hill
Jill Blumenthal
Shawn Buller
Tammi Burdine
Robert and Jo Caruso
Charlotte Friends Meeting
Myra Clark
Katie and Tim Coff
Brian Cromwell
Robert Daniels
David Drum
Duke Energy Foundation
Jeffery Eason
First Presbyterian Church
Mary Folley
GreerWalker
Ronisha Harris
Anne Hester
Beverly Hester
Brad Icard
Dorian Johnson
Atalaya Johnson
Stephanie Jones
Jerry Jordan
Wendy Kauffman
June Kimmel
Cora Knox
Janine Laffery
Thomas Patrick Long
Janelle Lozano
Hope Marshall
Matthew Martel
Brenda Ford McCray
Mike McNamara
James McQuage
Mecklenburg County ABC Board
Lu and Adair Morrison
Patricia Morrison
Rachel Nemecek
Claire Rauscher
Marcus Reddrick
Sanders Household
St. John’s Baptist Church
Heather Sweat
Anne Tompkins
Crystal Turner
United Missionary Baptist Association
United Way of the Central Carolinas
Katrina Wallace
Wells Fargo
Roy Wiggins
Loretta Wilson
Wilson Heights First Church of God
Whissette Wright
Peter Zeiler


Events

Third Tuesday, June 20

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.

#SummerSHARECLT, July 10-21

CCT is participating in #SummerSHARE 2017. Summer is the biggest time of need for many of our Charlotte nonprofits.

You can shop July 10-21 for the products they need most this summer! More info coming soon.

Family Day, July 29

Family Day will take place at the Center for Women on July 29th. More details to follow.

Back in Style, August 24th

CCT’s annual back-to-school Back in Style event will be held August 24th for CCT clients only. We will need volunteers and donations of school supplies and backpacks. If you would like to attend, volunteer, or collect donations, please contact Charis Blackmon at cblackmon@centerforcommunitytransitions.org or 704-494-0001 ext. 13.