Unloop’s model is designed to provide a pathway to entry level employment as a web developer for students with criminal records and basic computer skills. Our programs include:
Unloop runs one-day tech workshops inside WCCW, MCC, and Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC). These workshops are led by volunteer developers in the tech industry who teach fundamental computer science concepts to incarcerated students in a fun and engaging way. Past topics have included robotics and digital art.
In 2016, we ran seven of these workshops, bringing together over 120 students and over 45 tech industry professionals. MAKEdays provide an introduction to programming for students who may not have had any exposure to the tech industry, and build community between students and industry professionals, many of whom may not have had any exposure to the prison system. If you’re in the tech industry, participating in a MAKEday is a great way to get involved with Unloop!