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.
October 20-21: PowerUp Reentry
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 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 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.