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Class of ‘22 Walks the Stage

What’s Next for Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students

Two words for you this #GivingTuesday: thank you

Spring 2022 Course Offerings

April 12, 2022

We’re excited to have the semester in full swing after a delay due to covid restrictions earlier this year. Our Spring classes resumed in March, and we’re grateful to welcome […]

Announcing the Mount Tamalpais College Alumni Scholarship

February 15, 2022

We’re pleased to introduce the Mount Tamalpais College Alumni Scholarship Program! This program will provide scholarships and other support to MTC alumni who are interested in pursuing further education. The […]

An interview with former staff member and student David Cowan

October 22, 2021

This year, our longtime Director of Operations David Cowan left his role at Mount Tamalpais College to devote himself full time to his work as Executive Director at Bonafide. Bonafide’s […]

Fall 2021 Course Offerings

October 6, 2021

Below is a complete list of our fall 2021 course offerings and their instructors. Thank you to our incredible faculty and tutors for your dedication to our students!

MTC IN THE NEWS
Prison Educational Programs Shuttered By COVID-19 Pandemic Have Big Benefits

CBS SF Bay Area
March 12, 2021


Mount Tamalpais College Shows Appreciation to LAC Staff

Inside CDCR
February 24, 2021


Incarcerated Californians Can Soon Get Federal Aid For College. But Students Beware.

LAist
January 11, 2021


As COVID Surges Behind Bars in California, Why Is San Quentin Transferring Hundreds of Prisoners?

DemocracyNow!
December 15, 2020


Even in a Pandemic, San Quentin Must Restore Rehabilitation Programs

San Francisco Chronicle
December 14, 2020


Released from San Quentin, Rebuilding Their Lives

KQED
August 29, 2020


'I’m being treated like I'm not a person': Fear and Disease Inside San Quentin

San Francisco Chronicle
July 30, 2020


Coronavirus Canceled San Quentin Prison’s Rehabilitation Programs, Closing a Bridge to the Outside World

San Francisco Chronicle
July 25, 2020


How Can You Help People in Prison Right Now?

KQED
May 6, 2020


Can College Programs in Prison Survive COVID-19?

The Marshall Project
May 4, 2020


From Incarceration to Graduation

The California State University System
April 17, 2020


Investing in Inmate Education Can Reduce Repeat Crime

Comstock's Magazine
February 3, 2020


Finding Home After Leaving Prison

Great Big Story
January 16, 2020


At BAMPFA, 'The San Quentin Project' Rewrites the History of Prison Imagery

KQED
September 3, 2019


The Judge and Jury Agreed I Didn't Kill Anyone. So Why Did I Just Serve 16 Years for Murder?

New York Times
July 22, 2019


2,000 Leaked Photos Show the Cruelty of an Alabama Prison. Should They Be Published?

Mother Jones
April 19, 2019


Education is Changing Lives at California’s San Quentin Prison

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Talents
October 18, 2018


Restore the Vote

Crooked Media
October 17, 2018


The Frederick Douglass 200

The Guardian
September 20, 2018


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Aids Programs

San Quentin News
July 25, 2018


How to Find Truth in Today's Partisan World

UC Santa Cruz
June 18, 2018


The Dignity of Education in Prison

HuffPost
May 4, 2017


Prison University Project wins National Humanities Medal

University of California
September 21, 2016


Why Aren't There More Higher Ed Programs Behind Bars?

NPR
September 7, 2015


Expanding Minds Behind Bars

KALW
May 4, 2015


Crime Pays

This American Life
April 24, 2015


San Quentin’s Prison University Gives Inmates Freedom to Learn

SFGate
December 27, 2014


Prison.edu: On the Most Effective, Underfunded College System in the US

Los Angeles Review of Books
September 14, 2012


Learning and Trust on the Road to College Readiness at San Quentin

Big Ideas Fest
April 6, 2012

LATEST TWEETS

An uplifting story to start your week, too!

It was an incredible (first) experience substitute teaching at @MtTamCollege, a college that runs out of San Quentin State Prison. Here's a little thread to recommend volunteering there to other Bay Area folks.
https://www.mttamcollege.org/about/our-story/

We're beyond thrilled for Mount Tamalpais College graduate Rahsaan Thomas!

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