About Us

Charlotte woman to help ex-offenders after release | wcnc.com

Here Are the Facts

  • Over 37,000 people were incarcerated in North Carolina last year
  • Over 11,000 were released last year
  • The average cost to house an inmate is $29,000 vs $7,000 to educate a child
  • Within the first four weeks of being released from prison, 25% of ex-offenders commit suicide or are killed.
  • 93% of ex-offenders re-offend within the first year of their release

Our Solution

Our Daily Bread will provide the tools necessary to become entrepreneurs through mentorship:

  • 12 non-violent, non sex-offenders referred by the Criminal Court System will be chosen
  • Ex-offenders will be housed in a transitional house with a partnering agency
  • Bakers will be selected from diverse cultures based on Charlotte, North Carolina’s demographics
  • Mentors will be hand selected from law enforcement, business professionals, community leaders, and partnering organizations

Our Board:

Kim Alexander, President

Joseph Knofzynski, Board Member/Advisor

Octavia Arthur, Board Member/Volunteer Coordinator

Khija Rockett, Board Member/Director of Nutrition

Arietta Cagnolatti, Board Member

Byron Alexander, Board Member