Portia Bright-Pittman is a former justice involved individual who has turned her mistakes into keys to success that will help others transitioning out of incarceration find success at being productive citizens contributing to the betterment of the community.
Being led by Christ out of incarceration, Portia became a graduate of Pitt Community College Human Services and Substance Abuse Counseling Associates Program, Cornell University Bank of America Institute Women's Entrepreneur Program and the University of South Florida Muma College of Business Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program. She served as legislative assistant for legislators in the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives.
Since 2017, she has been a working member of the NC Reentry Council Collaborative established by Governor Roy Cooper, a 2020 graduate of the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted Peoples and Families Movement Fellowship, Community Organizer with NC Second Chance Alliance and a published award winning children's author.
She expresses her passion for criminal justice reform by helping those involved in the system understand how government works and how to become better citizens after incarceration. Portia leads programs for schools, criminal justice reform, faith communities, and civic groups.
Seeing a need for energetic nonprofit work in this area, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions for successful reentry after incarceration.
Creating a cohesive continuum of services:
Financial Literacy Training
Successful Reentry Coaching
NC Reentry Innovator for Success Inc. is a nonprofit striving to help remove the barriers that threaten to derail the success of people returning to their communities after serving time in prison.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change within the women and men we serve.