The Reentry Project hosts culminating events

The Reentry Project hosts culminating events

Throughout 2017, the Center for Public Interest Journalism has been supporting The Reentry Project, a collaborative news initiative about the challenges of — and solutions to — prisoner reentry in Philadelphia. During this fall, the partnership hosted several events:


The Reentry Blueprint:

Formerly incarcerated people delivered a series of talks at The Franklin Institute on strategies to reduce recidivism.

https://vimeo.com/243866426


Power Up Reentry:

Dozens of volunteers came together for a weekend hackathon seeking technological solutions to address challenges facing people returning from incarceration. We met at Industrious Philadelphia and Azavea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gkxhveB4Sg


Reentry: Hiring from an untapped pool

Business leaders discussed the benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated people during a breakfast at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and presented by the Philadelphia Media Network.

https://thereentryproject.org/2017/11/02/business-leaders-discuss-benefits-of-hiring-formerly-incarcerated-people/


If These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism

Last summer, The Reentry Project collaborated WURD Radio and the Philadelphia Media Network for a discussion hosted at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mECzJQRXs4E


Nine students from Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication have been involved with The Reentry Project in 2017. Visit out staff page.