The Reentry Blueprint will feature lighting talks from returning citizens

This TED-style event will share reentry stories and push for solutions – Generocity Philly

Let’s talk reentry. Last week we shared The Reentry Project’s PowerUp Reentry event, an October hackathon (aka “digital solutions day”) for folks working in the reentry community, as well as journalists and technologists ( RSVP here). The collaborative just announced another cool event for the following month.

Apply now to take the stage and share your solutions

On the evening of November 15th, The Reentry Project will host: “The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated,” an open public event at the Franklin Institute, to advance the conversation on reentry in Philadelphia. We expect the audience to be a broad cross section of Philadelphians– from everyday folks to politicians, from business leaders to criminal justice experts.

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The highlight of the event will be six “Lightning Talks”– 10 minute-long presentations by formerly incarcerated people on solutions to reentry challenges.

This is an open call to give one of these Lightning Talks. If you are a formerly incarcerated individual who has a reentry solution idea and is prepared to deliver an engaging and innovative presentation on this idea – please fill out this form to be considered for the event. Your reentry model, approach, or program must have proven track record through evidence based evaluation or through sustained support and success from within the community.

Here are some topics we are interested in, but we are open to others as well:

• Home ownership
• Harnessing the political power of the formerly incarcerated
• Violence Prevention
• Entrepreneurship
• Trauma-informed care

Click to: Complete the application form now.

Questions? Use the contact form in the left column.

DEADLINE: ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59PM ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11TH.

 

 

This week: Introducing our signature event and delivering more vital reporting

This week:

• Introducing: The Reentry Blueprint
• Can Philly’s new technology predict recidivism without being racist?
• The Citizen Recommends: Day One Challenge
• Quaker City Coffee is betting that former drug dealers will make good entrepreneurs
• Book explores how kids cope with parents in prison
• How computers are predicting crime – and potentially impacting your future
• How this Philly hackathon plans to help people after prison

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: September 29, 2017

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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.”

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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.