Paving The Road To Success
"The Last Mile was founded on the principles of collaboration and transformation and we will continue to pave the road to success."
I began seeking solutions in problems that, before TLM, I didn’t know how to solve.
On November 7, 2020 I received a welcome call from my good friend and The Last Mile (TLM) board member MC Hammer. He asked, “Chris, we have a chance t
I love that I can call myself a computer engineer. The door is wide open for me. I have a career path that I didn’t have before.
This program not only gave me hope for something better in my future, but the motivation and confidence to be successful.
Within the classroom, each new challenge I faced and conquered manifested my ability to believe in myself once again.
Life is like solving a math problem, you have to stay away from the negatives and focus on the positives. TLM diverted me from the negatives and direc
55% of formerly incarcerated people end up back behind bars. Learning to code can change everything for life after prison.
I never thought that what I experienced on the inside could help during a pandemic like coronavirus. But needs are similar: purpose, routine, positivi
Participating in the TLM program set me apart in prison giving me hope for a brighter, better future without shame, guilt, or embarrassment.
The Last Mile program offered a chance to rise to the occasion, rather than lowering myself to my surroundings and circumstances.
The one thing TLM has given me is hope, and a different outlook on life.
When Tulio concluded his prison sentence at San Quentin, Chris offered Tulio an internship so he could learn more about working with technology.
Within San Quentin, Zach was able to find the community that helped him shape a new outlook on life.
Based on my experience, prison volunteers are people from all walks of life who believe in inmates' rehabilitation.
In partnership with Udemy for Business, The Last Mile offers a unique scholarship opportunity for continuing education.
The Last Mile’s newest partner is Michigan’s Vocational Village at Parnall Correctional Facility.
Indiana was the first state outside of California to introduce The Last Mile coding program to its incarcerated population.
A ribbon cutting was held at Topeka Correctional Facility in June of 2019 for The Last Mile computer coding program.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to mentor our students for The Last Mile coding program at facilities throughout Central Indiana.
"Simon hopes society can follow the footsteps of TLM and build a better, more harmonious world."
Oklahoma Department of Corrections partnered with The Last Mile to bring its coding program to Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in February.
"TLM has proven to be very effective when it comes to inmate rehabilitation and successful reentry."
"They all continue to amaze and inspire me to lead a more purposeful life."
"Watching the students grow and build skills has been incredible."
Demo Day is like witnessing your dream to be a superhero come true.
I was watching the men I had mentored gradually growing confident during their presentations and performing flawlessly on Demo Day.
This was the proudest day of my life, by far. If I don’t ever get the find out what fatherhood feels lie, at least I know what brotherhood feels like.
"With the knowledge I gained from TLM, I walked out of prison into a six figure salary."
“Not only did TLM give me hope inside, but they fulfilled the hype on the outside.”
After spending nearly 19 years inside prison, the single factor that's made the difference in my transition has been the support I've received.