This week: The Reentry Project wins Philadelphia News Award
• Honored: The Reentry Project wins Philadelphia News Award • Video: Looking back at #PowerUpReentry • Philadelphia Assembled exhibit concludes with discussion on art and societal transformations
• New location expected to make RISE more accessible
The Reentry Project was named best Non-Traditional News Provider of 2017 last night by the Philadelphia News Awards. The awards are presented by the Pen and Pencil Club, the nation’s oldest press club, in Center City Philadelphia.
Project editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky and Jane Von Bergen of The Philadelphia Inquirer accepted the award. The organization was inspired by a discussion between the two early last year.
Dozens of volunteers came together in October for #PowerUpReentry: A Digital Solutions Day, a hackathon intended to create tools and services to support people through life after incarceration in Philadelphia. Our partners at PhillyCam produced this video report:
During the next year, The Reentry Project will transform into a broader entity for collaborative reporting on important social issues here in Philly. We’re going to take on a new central topic for 2018 and we want your feedback to help us decide what it should be! Please take a moment to answer the quick, three-question survey below and let us know your thoughts. Thank you!
In 2018, more than dozen of your local newsrooms and universities will take a step towards rectifying this by collectively reporting on an issue of critical importance to our city from a solutions-oriented perspective. – Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
This week: We need one minute of your time today please!
• Do we ask for much? We need one minute of your time today please: • Redina’s story: A mother’s troubled journey home from prison • Lessons learned: Hiring ex-offenders pays off, but the workers need help
• The people who care for Philly’s gunshot victims
• This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly?
• What’s the greatest challenge facing returning citizens?
• The problem with probation in Philadelphia: “This thing is bigger than Meek Mill”