Mt. Tamalpais College, which provides higher education to students who are incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, hosted its first resource fair inside San Quentin on June 18.
Conceived and planned by student leaders of the Black Studies extracurricular workshop, the resource fair presented an opportunity for MTC students to connect with reentry and higher education professionals in the Bay Area. MTC students were able to visit tables with representatives from 15 organizations and agencies working in higher education, employment, family reunification and more.
“At the end of the day, the resounding request from students was to make this a regular event,” said Molly Parent, communications and public information director at Mt. Tamalpais College. “We look forward to working with student leaders to organize another resource fair in the near future.”
Established in 1996, Mt. Tamalpais College has provided an associate of arts degree program and college preparatory program, free of charge, to people at San Quentin State Prison. The nonprofit’s mission is to expand access to quality higher education for incarcerated people and to foster the values of equity, civic engagement, independence of thought and freedom of expression.
For more information or to donate, visit mttamcollege.edu.