Join us for Reaching Higher, a benefit and community celebration

By | February 17, 2022

Join us in person or virtually for a special benefit to celebrate Mount Tamalpais College’s  independent accreditation, and to honor over twenty years of higher education at San Quentin. The evening’s program will include:

  • An award presented to Mount Tamalpais College alumnus Jesse Vasquez, Executive Director of Friends of San Quentin News
  • A short documentary by filmmaker R.J. Lozada, featuring MTC alumni Corey McNeil and James Cavitt
  • Refreshments, dinner, and opportunities to mingle in-person, and special guests joining us virtually

Friday, April 22

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Julia Morgan Ballroom
San Francisco 
proof of vaccination required

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST
Livestream for virtual attendees

Sponsor the event or purchase tickets here! Please note that there is a discount code for MTC faculty, and all former students and their families are welcome to complimentary tickets. Reach out to to learn more.


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