What will I learn?


Work with men in The Last Mile program at San Quentin Prison to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to generate bold ideas and bring them to life.

Imagine learning to code with no internet connection. Or creating a business plan from behind bars. This is a reality for the participants of The Last Mile (TLM) training programs at San Quentin State Prison. In this highly experiential class, Stanford students and TLM students at San Quentin will work together on projects that build the knowledge, skills and attitudes for innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will learn how to frame problems, challenge assumptions, work on creative teams, generate innovative ideas, and how to test and scale those ideas. Each week there will be a live connected lecture/workshop between Stanford and TLM, as well as a video-linked lab session with the men in the TLM program. Stanford students will each visit the TLM participants at San Quentin several times during the quarter. Enrollment limited to 16 Graduate Students. Admission by application.

There is a required information session from 5:30 - 7 PM on November 6 (Stanford Technology Ventures Program suite, Huang 004).

Note: Due to necessary security clearances to go to San Quentin Prison, applications will need to be completed by November 9th.

Learn With

Teaching Team

Tina Seelig
Stanford Management Science and Engineering & Stanford d.school

Beverly Parenti
Executive Director, The Last Mile