#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.

This week: Hackathon countdown and more reporting on solutions

This week:

• What’s a ‘digital solutions day’ and who’s invited?
• After 10 years in and out of jail, how a West Philly father made it back to college
• Training For A Better Life
• From Norway, Pennsylvania’s prisons appear cruel and unusual”
• Business leaders collaborate on reducing recidivism through education
• Suit: A federal jail in Philly is stopping kids from seeing their dads
• PowerUp Reentry aims to solve challenges facing returning citizens
• Returning citizens need political representation and Bill Cobb has a plan to make it happen

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: October 13, 2017

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PowerUp Reentry aims to solve challenges facing returning citizens

PowerUp Reentry Hosts Hackathon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – – When you think of hackathons, weekend long binge fests for coders and engineers may come to mind – but not this time, the Reentry Project is hosting its first local hackathon. PowerUp Reentry aims to solve some of the challenges faced by returning citizens.

This week: More stories of transition and an opportunity to speak at our main event

This week:

• Apply now to take the stage and share your solutions
• Halfway Back introduces Jamel Workman
• He stole a $1 lemonade, smoked pot – then nearly had to die in prison
• Think you have what it takes to navigate life as a returning citizen?

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: October 6, 2017

Subscribe for free: The Reentry Project Weekly