HOW CAN PHILADELPHIA TRULY SUPPORT THOSE IN REENTRY? Join returning citizens, artists and advocates from across the city as we form the PHILADELPHIA REENTRY THINK TANK! Find more info below and sign up for our mailing list to get involved!
In partnership with the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, the Think Tank is connecting returning citizens with artists, activists, and legislative experts to:
Make media campaigns that will destroy stereotypes about returning citizens,
Connect returning citizens with organizations and individuals in power across the city,
Work across the city to advocate for social, educational, and political platforms that will help those in reentry succeed in their communities.
What problem could a group of returning citizens help you solve?
The Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank brings together a group of formerly incarcerated individuals from across the city, to work with artists, advocates, and reentry sector stakeholders to engage the city's pressing reentry issues. Different Reentry Coalition members each nominate a returning citizen they work with who then receives a Think Tank Fellowship.
Throughout the year, the Think Tank is creating powerful photos, films, radio pieces, mobile murals, and media campaigns to shift the public opinions and meaningfully push progressive policies and services. The Think Tank is simultaneously working with reentry sector stakeholders to understand the system and co-design solutions to urgent reentry needs.
This spring, the Think Tank will formally partner with ONE local, regional, or national organization/entity from the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition to collaborate on a project. While the project must focus on issues that impact those in reentry, WHAT the project is, is entirely open.
- Do you need help making a service more empowering, generative, and relevant? - Do you need help creating media campaigns about a certain issue? - Do you need help designing policies or initiatives and need meaningful feedback?
ANYTHING that you think a brilliant group of returning citizens could help you with!
APPLY HERE: All applications are due February 3rd at 11:59PM.
PEOPLE'S EXPUNGEMENT CLINICS How would returning citizens transform social services?