Rebooting the lives of returning citizens through technology

Our vision of the future is a world in which returning citizens are productive, contributing members of our society again.

Mission

We support returning citizens in their re-entry back into society by helping them secure meaningful career success and financial security through high-tech job skills training and hands-on learning experience through apprenticeship.
Tech Skill

Who We Are

Founded in 2018 based on the work of graduate students from MIT and Harvard, Reboot to Tech, Inc. (Reboot) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with the vision of empowering returning citizens with education and training in high-tech skills to help them regain their dignity as productive and contributing members of our society again.
Too many Americans are prevented from attaining meaningful career opportunities in growing high-tech industries due to their history with the criminal justice system. Meanwhile, many companies in the high-tech industries are struggling to find qualified employees equipped with relevant skills.
Since our founding, Reboot has provided classes and one-to-one tutoring sessions in high-tech skills to returning citizens in correctional facilities and those on parole and probation.
We believe helping returning citizens pave a pathway to a meaningful career and financial security is a critical part of a successful re-entry process - making our communities safer, more just, and equitable.

Our Story

Our story begins with a meeting between Richard Kim and Anjali Moorthy, graduate students from MIT and Harvard, respectively, who shared a mutual passion for digital empowerment and education of returning citizens. Building on their shared interest, Richard and Anjali launched the Coders Beyond Bars program under the auspices of The Educational Justice Institute at MIT while they were still students. In September 2018, Coders Beyond Bars was approved by the Boston Pre-release Center in Roslindale, MA to begin providing introductory computer programming courses through the facility's School of Re-entry. In May 2019, Coders Beyond Bars, Inc. was established as an independent organization earning its 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status in the state of Massachusetts.
In two years since its inception, our organization has provided several courses in computer programming to returning citizens in Boston Pre-release Center and Judge John J. Connelly Youth Center. In addition, we have offered independent tutoring courses to returning citizens who are under parole or probation.
While coding continues to be a highly in-demand skill in today's economy, we recognized that a singular focus on coding and software engineering limits our ability to serve a broader range of individuals with different aptitudes and talents. As a result, in October 2020, our organization undertook steps to rebrand the organization under a new name, "Reboot to Tech" (Reboot).
Under the new name, our organization will broaden our reach by expanding educational programming to include a broader range of technical skills in demand by the current state of the labor market. We will also seek partnerships with companies in advanced manufacturing and other sectors wherever there is a demand for a technologically-capable employee. Regardless of our name change, we are committed to serving returning citizens in their pursuit of education and successful career.

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Meat Our Team

Richard Kim
Richard Kim
(Founder)

Lew Valenti
Lew Valenti
Koby Rotstein
Koby Rotstein

Marrk Harris
Marrk Harris

Reboot to Tech, Inc.

186 Alewife Brook Pkwy #1094

Cambridge, MA 02138


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