Slide show: Here’s what our #PowerUpReentry hackathon looked like

Dozens of volunteers came together Friday night and Saturday for PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day in an effort to create tools and services intended to support people through life after incarceration in Philadelphia.

We want to thank everyone who participated but especially our generous hosts including The Philadelphia Citizen at Industrious Philadelphia and Azavea, our opening night presenters from Mothers in Charge, our expert panelists, the team from Klein College at Temple and organizers from Code for Philly.

You can find preliminary media reports and social media coverage online now and updates on outcomes are coming soon.

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Live from #PowerUpReentry

PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day took place on Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st in Philadelphia. Here’s a look back through social media:

Live from #PowerUpReentry (with images, tweets) · ReentryUpdates

PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day is underway this weekend in Philadelphia. Stay tuned here for live social media updates. More info:

NBC10 checks out PowerUp Reentry opening night

A Hack-a-Thon to Curb Recidivism

Philadelphians who succeed in re-entering society after leaving the criminal justice system are better for public safety. To help achieve better outcomes, activists held a hack-a-thon Friday night to see how technology can help make these goals a reality. NBC10’s Drew Smith reports.

#PowerUpReentry: A Digital Solutions Day is set to begin

Code for Philadelphia Hosts Hackathon Aimed at Reducing Recidivism

Civic technologists in Philadelphia are working with public servants, journalists and recently-paroled residents, among others, to collaborate on a hackathon that aims to reduce recidivism rates in the city by fostering the creation of related tech projects. The event, dubbed PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day, is set to begin Friday, Oct.

This weekend: Hackathon to tackle prisoner reentry

The Citizen Recommends: PowerUp Reentry – The Philadelphia Citizen

Some 60 percent of people released from prison and returning home to Philadelphia will be rearrested again within three years. That’s a revolving door that hurts everyone-from victims of crime to decimated families to communities bereft of working adults to those who are continuously arrested and sent to jail.

We’ve got three big events coming up — beginning this week — and they are all free

October 20-21: PowerUp Reentry

PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day

What’s this all about? Between 200,000 and 300,000 of our fellow Philadelphians have been incarcerated. That’s one out of every six people in Philadelphia, and about one in three adults in our city.With little preparation and resources hard to find, successful reentry is a long, uphill battle.

November 2: Hiring from an untapped pool

Reentry: Hiring from an untapped pool | PMN Events

Reentry: Hiring from an untapped pool The Reentry Project is hosting “Reentry: Hiring from an untapped pool,” a panel discussion for the business community about the hiring of people with criminal histories. What makes this event unique is the opportunity for business leaders to talk with each other about this issue.

November 15: The Reentry Blueprint

The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated

The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated is a free public event to advance the conversation on reentry in Philadelphia by providing a platform for formerly incarcerated people to present effective models that address the challenges facing people with criminal histories.