"Building a self-substaining organization to fight for justice."

Board Chair, Rev. Reggie Tuggle

"In Charlotte NC, an entire community was demolished. August 2020, the Mayor of Charlotte apologized but there has been no meaningful change. People of color are suffering and we are an organization designed to confront that."

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President & CEO, Dr. Willie J. Keaton Jr.

The system cannot workwhen entangled by conflict of interest. The City of Charlotte has serious conflicts of interest relationships,that makes the process of justice and fairness debilitating and the evidence ofthis is the “Upward Mobility Crisis of African Americans in Charlotte..

All profits go toward organizing and building a more equitable Charlotte.

"COMMITTED TO TOP TEN IN UPWARD MOBILITY NOT LAST"

Charlotte ranks dead last (50th out of 50) among America’s largest cities in Upward Mobility. This means that for a child born in poverty in Charlotte, it is harder to get out of poverty than any other large city in the United States.

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Circle of Inspiration CLT

While in New Jersey Rev. Keaton's spirt grew heavy, every day he saw many young Black men and women -mostly men- who after, being released, from incarceration saw a grim and bleak future. Who would hire them? How would they take care of their families? Who will help them navigate the complex emotions they experience? Nothing was in place to help these Black men and women re-enter society.

With every fiber of his being Rev. Keaton, proclaimed, "I am my Brother's Keeper. I will advocate for you. I will find a way to help restore the dignity that has been stripped away from you."

Circle of Inspiration's vision seeks to address these negative impacts of mass incarceration of African Americans, by providing counseling and job training. CoI implemented a grassroots approach, partnering with social service agencies, other non-profits, religious institutions, and government agencies.

Circle of Inspiration's mission and goal is to give people a second chance at a new future by providing quality care and service to adults in need of support who have demonstrated behavior that may put them at risk of incarceration. CoI, collaborated with professional counselors, community leaders, and schools to provide support for individuals who need it. Circle of Inspiration strives to reduce recidivism while simultaneously addressing the mass incarceration of targeted groups. We fight for freedom and second chances.

After seeing the devastating treatment of Black's in Charlotte, Rev. Keaton is bringing Circle of Inspiration to Charlotte.