Project ReMADE, based at Stanford University, has a bold vision—to teach formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs about launching a business. Key to its success are the mentors, who share their experience and contacts. Stanford students and Silicon Valley executive mentors meet every other week with participants to help them develop their business plans. On alternating weeks, Stanford Law and GSB students also lead the classroom aspect of the program, often bringing in relevant guest speakers. The 12-week program finishes with participants presenting their business plans to a panel of executives from local micro-development organizations. Project ReMADE has a challenging curriculum and high standards and competition is stiff, the number of applicants far exceeding the seven spaces in each year’s class. Successful applicants have to have been out of jail or prison for at least one year, have a job, or be enrolled in school—and have a business idea. Some come with full proposals and well-developed plans.
Contact:Project Remade 650 724 5786, firstname.lastname@example.org
The garden project farm at the San Francisco County Jail San Bruno Complex, founded by Catherine Sneed in 1992, was unique in the country.
Over the years, the Project has served continuing education and the environment. It has provided employment and support to former offenders.
The Garden Project has grown organic vegetables for donations, planted thousands of street trees in San Francisco, served as a resource for public works projects, and as an educational resource for children who visit the farm.
The Project is maintained through partnerships with the San Francisco Pubic Utilities Commission, the San Francisco Police Department and more than 25 Community Organizations. For more information call 650-588-8253