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.

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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