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