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Mission Statement

Unloop enables people who have been in prison to succeed in careers in tech.

Description

More people are incarcerated in the United States than in any other country in the world, with 2.3 million currently behind bars. Over 40% of those released from prison will be re-incarcerated within three years.

Getting a job after release is a major predictor of successful reentry into the community, but most people leaving prison do not have access to living-wage jobs due to lack of in-demand skills and the stigma of a criminal record.

Meanwhile, there is opportunity in the tech industry. There are 223,000 estimated open software developer jobs in the United States.

We believe that given access to a coding education and a network of support, people with records can succeed in the tech industry, break the cycles of incarceration for their families, and become leaders in their communities. We provide intensive web development training in prison-with integrated professional development curriculum-and build a community of supportive employers, educators, and individuals on the outside to create opportunities for our students upon their release.

Our flagship program is a one-year, 550-hour coding bootcamp offered at Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) and Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC). Our industry-driven curriculum teaches students to be full-stack web developers using client and server-side JavaScript, SQL, and HTML/CSS. Our first cohort graduated in June 2017 and four others are in session.

Reviews

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Would you recommend Unloop?

by Eddy C. from Lake Stevens, WA (2017-08-09 04:22:12.0)
Not enough data to form an opinion.
by Darryl D. (2017-07-12 08:05:52.0)
It's so rewarding to volunteer with such an amazing group of people who are passionate about bettering society by mentoring, coaching, and inspiring the incarcerated to live full, productive lives. I've only been volunteering with Unloop for about 12 months now, but it's by far one of the most fulfilling efforts I've supported. If you are interested in volunteering in a truly unique way that helps those who need it most, then I'd highly recommend connecting with Unloop and supporting their cause. Join us! :)