“An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Spending over $74 billion annually on incarceration, America’s prison epidemic places communities and individuals in a heartbreaking circle of lock ups, crime, despair, and repeat more. Eripio is working with the non-profit, Computer Mentors Group to break the cycle of incarceration by growing good change in communities plagued with high crime, high unemployment, and high lock up rates.
Eripio Institute enabled Computer Mentors Group to secure over $2M in initial funding to empower youth involved with the juvenile justice system with a new pathway for crime free living that includes bright educational futures and training for professional careers in the computer industry. Emphasizing service learning work, professional development, and educational assistance, the program transforms the lives of youths who want and need better options for their future. Eripio works closely with Computer Mentors Group to track performance outcomes and to facilitate expansion of the program’s reach and positive impacts in the hardest hit communities.