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Flikshop Receives Grant from Boeing to Help Support the Future of Work for Returning Citizens

Updated: Apr 9

For Immediate Release (April 7, 2021)

Expanding The Boeing Company’s commitment to advancing equality and supporting non-profit and social impact organizations focused on education, social justice and economic opportunity for underserved communities, Boeing announces a new partnership with Flikshop. Flikshop, Inc. focuses on keeping families connected during incarceration, tech education for returning citizens, and reducing recidivism for formerly incarcerated people. Boeing’s $250,000 investment will support Flikshop in its efforts to provide families with Flikshop credits (which are used to send postcards, letters, and photos to their incarcerated loved ones), access to Byte Back’s (Washington, DC) digital literacy program, and Flikshop School of Business’ entrepreneurship program.


“Byte Back is dedicated to putting tech within reach,” said Desy Osunsade, Chair of

the Byte Back Board of Directors. “That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Flikshop and

Boeing to bring digital skills training to adults in need. Tech skills can bring people

together. Tech skills can help returning citizens back to work. Tech skills can be one of the keys to success.”


“It is an honor to be a part of what Marcus and Flikshop are building with Byte Back,”

says Jason Pak, Director, Boeing Global Engagement, The Boeing Company. “Flikshop and Byte Back have already had overwhelming success in our community reducing recidivism and Boeing is excited to help them continue to build on those successes by offering additional resources for families and opportunities and career pathways for returning citizens to thrive after incarceration.”


“Our partnership with Boeing is catalytic for Flikshop, the families we support, and the

community that wants to see people come home from jail or prison and succeed,” says

Marcus Bullock, CEO of Flikshop. “So many doors were slammed in my face after I was

released from prison. We want to help open up a few windows of opportunity for the

men and women that are coming behind me.”


About Flikshop


Flikshop is tech company based in Washington, DC that helps families stay connected to their incarcerated loved ones. Flikshop customers send photos and messages that are delivered on real postcards in the mail to incarcerated people in over 2,700 state and federal jails and prisons throughout the US. For more info please email: media@flikshop.com


About Byte Back


Byte Back provides a pathway of inclusive tech training that leads to living-wage

careers. As a leader in digital inclusion since 1997, Byte Back has helped hundreds of

graduates launch living-wage careers that use technology. In 2019, 57 graduates were

hired, earning $23,463 more per year than before Byte Back training. Please see more

at byteback.org.


About Boeing


Through purposeful investments, employee engagement, and advocacy efforts, Boeing

is proud to support partnerships and programs that align with our business, create

value, and help build better communities. Boeing focuses on opportunities that inspire

our future, empower our heroes, and strengthen our homes. Boeing charitable grants drive positive, lasting change in the communities where our employees and their

families live and work. Our $10 million investment in the organizations and leaders who champion the ideals of diversity and inclusion, racial equity, and social justice are

working toward achieving our shared goals.


Boeing will continue to expand its focus on local investments in 2021 that drive action

and impact in partnership with non-profits and the small business community.

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