White House Honors Centerforce’s Carol Burton

Carol Burton

The White House honored Carol Burton as a “Champion for Change” last week for her more than 20 years as an advocate for children with incarcerated parents. Burton serves as the executive director of Centerforce in Northern and Central California, a nonprofit that works to aid those who are incarcerated. She is the immediate past board chair of Family and Corrections Network and was the director of the nation’s first comprehensive program and long-term study of children of incarcerated parents in Flint, Michigan. She has served as an advisor for several programs and most recently ”Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,” an initiative started by Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, for families with children ages 3 – 8 who have an incarcerated parent.
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