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Transforming the technology sector by creating a more equitable workplace for formerly incarcerated individuals.
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Unlocking Opportunities Post-Incarceration
To create a world where tech opportunities are accessible to all, empowering formerly incarcerated individuals as skilled software engineers and supporting their successful transition into the workforce.
Comprehensive coding bootcamp sponsorships
Hands-on apprenticeship placements
Dedicated career support and mentorship
Creating an equitable future
At Next Chapter, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance. That's why we're challenging employers to open their doors to justice-involved talent, and we're also challenging justice-involved individuals to unlock their potential and transform their futures through software engineering bootcamps.
Here are three reasons why joining Next Chapter is a win-win for both employers and justice-involved individuals:
Unlock your potential: Justice-involved individuals who join Next Chapter can gain access to a comprehensive software engineering bootcamp that provides personalized instruction, mentorship, and career coaching. This is an opportunity to build valuable skills and connections that can lead to a fulfilling career in tech.
Diversify your workforce: Hiring justice-involved talent brings a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to your team, which can lead to greater innovation and creativity.
Access untapped talent: Justice-involved individuals are often overlooked by traditional hiring processes, which means that companies are missing out on a pool of highly skilled and motivated workers. By joining Next Chapter, employers can tap into this talent pool and help build a more inclusive tech industry.
How it works
Next Chapter recruits candidates from community, non-profit, and education partners. After joining our Circle community, candidates complete technical coursework and an extensive five-step admissions process.
Candidates then receive a living stipend and full scholarship to attend a coding bootcamp at one of our educational partners - specifically Hack Reactor’s 19 week immersive or Flatiron School’s 15 week immersive.
Early Career Opportunities
After completing the coding bootcamp, you will receive one year of career services and get placed at one of our hiring partners through apprenticeships, full-time employment, or freelance work.
Next Chapter staff provide wraparound support to candidates for one year. Simultaneously, we work with employers to address and remove barriers to successful implementation of a fair chance hiring program.
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What we do
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