Updates

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Why Now, Why DC, Why You?

In Washington, DC new employment legislation, known as “Ban the Box,” goes into effect this year, making this a great time to co-create a new vision of what it is like to return home after prison or jail. We invite you to partner with us and benefit from what will be a highly energized city-wide […]

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How Many Attendees Are We Expecting?

Over the course of the three days we anticipate 150 unique individuals and at least 20 government, corporate, and organizational representatives. This event will attract local and online media attention.

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Sep 0

Who Normally Attends Hack-A-Thons?

It is not unusual for members of the local press core to attend hack-a-thons. In addition, we anticipate hosting local politicians, industry service providers, members of the DC technology community, socially conscious citizens, and the DC curious-at-heart looking for something to do the weekend of this Hack-A-Thon.

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Sep 0
Sep 0

What Is The Problem We Seek to Hack?

Coming home from prison or jail creates conflicts, but working together we can make prison re-entry more effective and safe. Mission: Launch, Inc. is calling the D.C. region together to roll up our sleeves and improve the lives of our local returning citizens through innovation and community collaboration. The social justice hackathon will take place […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

What Is A Hack-A-Thon?

Hack-a-thons have become an important method of community and civic engagement. People from all walks of life enter a space, normally for 20 hours or greater (typically over the course of a weekend), with the intention of creating on-the-spot solutions. Technology is normally a strong component (thus the use of the word “hack”), although solutions […]

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