Why we built Nucleos
Nucleos was founded to help people with limited opportunities get access to high-quality education and training. In the criminal justice system, better education and training opportunities are critical to criminal justice reform, and to supporting a correctional system which is focused on rehabilitation rather than retribution.
Prison education programs and correctional agencies have a unique opportunity to promote a more just society. In today's world, a high-quality education requires both in-person and digital components. Nucleos helps support the digital component of prison education programs
Why education and training is critically important in the criminal justice system
Education and vocational training programs help people gain the skills, belief in self, and knowledge to pursue opportunities to help build up themselves and the communities they return to, and avoid returning to prison.
Over 95% of all U.S. prisoners will eventually be released, so providing people the skills and self-confidence to help people transform their lives is critical for public safety and avoiding unnecessary future re-incarceration. By promoting access to education and training programs, correctional education programs reduce recidivism and help people realize their full potential.
CEO & Co-Founder
Noah is an expert in education technology. He has led the software development efforts for multiple education technology products and platforms. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in a public policy, and worked for two years at Stanford Graduate School of Education. He has previously founded a software consultancy, and a social organization delivering low-cost computers to schools in India and Zimbabwe. Noah co-founded Nucleos when he realized the ability for technology to address the large skills and employment gap for incarcerated people.
Dr. Barry Glick
Chief Programming Director
Dr. Barry Glick
Chief Programming Director
Dr. Barry Glick is one of the foremost authors of cognitive and behavioral wellness programs in correctional facilities. He is one of the authors of the Teaching for a Change program, which is delivered nationwide by the U.S. National Institute of Corrections. He is the author of over 20 titles, and his programs are used in correctional facilities in every state. He is leading the effort to produce self-paced blended digital and in-person cognitive wellness interventions.
Board Member, Advisor
Noah is an expert in education technology. He has led the software development efforts for multiple education technology products and platforms. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in a public policy, and worked for two years at Stanford Graduate School of Education. He has previously founded a software consultancy, and a social organization delivering low-cost computers to schools in India, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. Noah co-founded Nucleos when he realized the ability for technology to address the large skills and employment gap for incarcerated people.
Former Director, Michigan Department of Corrections
Advisor, and Former Director, Michigan Department of Corrections
Patricia brings a deep level of experience in the correction administration, and intimately understands how states’ Departments of Corrections can reach their rehabilitation goals. Patricia has spent over 24 years in the corrections business, serving as a warden for nine years and eight years as Director of the Michigan Department of Corrections. While Director of the DOC, Patricia spearheaded a plan to safely reduce Michigan's prison population, and led the Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative to coordinate public, private, state and local agencies to provide re-entry support to people returning to the community. Patricia has also served with the National Institute of Corrections and the American Correctional Association Ethics Committee.
Former Director, Correctional Education Association
Advisor, and Former Director, Correctional Education Association
Stephen is one of the leading experts on education and criminology. He led the Correctional Education Association for over two decades, served as an instructor in adult and juvenile correctional facilities, he is a Collegiate Professor of Criminology for the University of Maryland University College, and is a teacher trainer and federal program administrator in the Maryland adult and juvenile correctional systems.
Dave’s Killer Bread
Advisor, and Co-Founder, Dave’s Killer Bread
Dave Dahl co-founded Dave's Killer Bread, and the power of his story of personal transformation and success after spending years in prison helped propel his whole-grain bread brand to national prominence. Dave spent 15 years in prison. Access to a vocational training program helped him believe in himself and later to re-orient his life post-release from prison. Dave's Killer bread is now sold in leading grocery stores across the country. Dave is currently leading efforts to promote greater access to education and rehabilitation programs in prisons, to help others transform their lives.
Rutgers New Brunswick
Advisor, Incarcerated Learning
Dameon pursued his bachelor’s degree while incarcerated in New Jersey. Dameon is currently pursuing his Master’s in social work degree at Rutgers University while working at a social justice non-profit. Dameon plans to go on to achieve a PhD in the field. When he is not working or studying, Dameon advocates for the rights of incarcerated people and returning citizens.