We are sick of the repeating cycle of imprisonment and women being lost to the prison system. We have decided to come together to do something about it. We are going to teaching women in Georgia’s prisons systems how to code in order to:
– Give women a pathway to gainful employment regardless of criminal history
– Ensure gainful employment supplies sustainable wages for them & their families
– Reduce the risk of recidivism for the women AND their children
We call this organization Code: Out. We’re doing this now because of the market in Atlanta is desperate for new talent. The market in the tech industry is ripe for new forms of diversity and in need of new perspectives on creative ideas. These are the type of people the tech industry needs and these are the kinds of jobs past inmates can achieve.