TLM Partner - Michigan Department of Corrections
The Last Mile’s newest partner is Michigan’s Vocational Village at Parnall Correctional Facility.
TLM officially launched its program there on October 22, 2019. The keynote speaker at the launch was Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, a former software engineer himself.
His message to the students: “Michigan continues to set the national standard for criminal justice reform through innovative programs and partnerships at the Vocational Village,” said Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist. “I’m proud to partner with Google and The Last Mile to create a space for future parolees to build the skills that will enable them to secure careers in high-demand jobs in the tech field.”
This partnership was funded by Google.org and several volunteers participated in a “Design Thinking” Workshop to teach the learners the fundamentals of design.