Meet one of the organizers behind Power-Up Reentry

How this Philly hackathon plans to help people after prison

Power-Up Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day will bring together coders, journalists and returning citizens together. Dawn McDougall is looking forward to the upcoming reentry hackathon. Not only is It an important topic but an opportunity, she said, for Philadelphians to look into the issue broadly and develop potential solutions for people returning from prison.

This week: Life-saving bootcamp, event news and expanding our project

This week:

• ALERT! Please share your thoughts before time runs out
• Lancaster’s life-training bootcamp keeps people from returning to prison
• Solve Philly’s recidivism problem at this Reentry Project hackathon
• Lenfest Institute for Journalism announces $2 million in grants to support innovation in local journalism

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: September 22, 2017

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Lenfest Institute grant will help expand The Reentry Project to become the Philadelphia Solutions Journalism Project

Lenfest Institute press release introduces the Philadelphia Solutions Journalism Project:

“This project is a collaboration of Philadelphia’s general interest, community and multicultural newsrooms to carry out solutions-oriented reporting and community engagement on critical issues facing the city. The project initially covered prisoner re-entry to society and now plans to expand the topics of its coverage. The grant will assist the news collaborative with its organizational capacity and strategic planning as well as its news coverage. Participating organizations include the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication, The Philadelphia Citizen, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, philly.com, the Muhlenberg College Department of Media and Communication, Generocity, WHYY, PhillyCAM, The Philadelphia Tribune, El Zol Philly, WURD, El Sol, Billy Penn, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Next City.”

Read the full release:

Lenfest Institute for Journalism announces $2 million in grants to support innovation in local journalism, in Philadelphia and elsewhere

Lenfest Institute for Journalism announces $2 million in grants to support innovation in local journalism, in Philadelphia and elsewhere PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 21, 2017) – The Lenfest Institute for Journalism today announced $2 million in grants to support innovation in local journalism, both in its home city of Philadelphia and elsewhere in the country.