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Linkages to Learning supports student learning, builds strong families, and develops healthy communities.

We are a comprehensive school-based prevention and intervention initiative working in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and other local public, private, and community agencies.

Our program assists students and their families by connecting them to services and resources that address the social, economic, health, and emotional issues that may interfere with academic success at school.

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary

The Linkages to Learning recognition ceremony was held at VisArts on April 24th to honor and thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who donate time, energy and funding to the program.  The $2,000 Michael L. Subin Scholarship was awarded to Ronaldjohn Devanadera, a senior at Rockville High School whose family participated in the Linkages to Learning program.  Mr. Devanadera received the scholarship for his outstanding academic record and commitment to community service.  Ana Schmitz, Community School Coordinator at Summit Hall Elementary School, won The Sandy Boynton Memorial Award for Staff Innovation.  The ceremony also honored the many involved volunteers and donors who have provided support to the program.

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About Us

For over 25 years, the Linkage to Learning program has served low-income students in Montgomery County. Listen how its helped children and their families obtain health, mental health, educational support, and social services they needed to become successful in school and their communities.

Our Schools

Linkages to Learning serves more than 5,400 individuals per year at 29 schools. Over 3,700 of them receive comprehensive behavioral health or social wraparound services to help reduce the effects of poverty and non-academic barriers to learning.

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What We Do

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Our goal is to ensure students are ready to enter school, are healthy, attend school regularly, and are academically successful. Our comprehensive services fall within these four areas:

Family Services

We assist you with:

  • Obtaining community resources such as food, housing, health insurance, clothing, and other types of aid
  • Arranging legal, immigration, medical, dental and employment services
  • Interpretation or translation services
  • Emergency transportation assistance
  • Accessing child care, after school and summer camp programs
  • Preventing eviction and utility cut-off
Community Education and Development

We link you to:

  • Adult education classes, including English literacy
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  • After school and evening youth activities
  • Academic tutoring and homework programs
  • Parent support programs
  • Community-wide events, including community service and volunteer activities
Behavioral Health Services

We arrange for you:

  • Mental health services for children
  • Student support groups
  • Medication evaluation and psychiatric care
  • Child, family, and group counseling
  • School support services
  • Crisis intervention
Additional Health Services
(available at school based Health Centers)

We provide you with:

  • Physical examinations and immunizations
  • Medical care or referral for children with acute and chronic illnesses
  • Routine or emergency health services
  • Prescription medicine
  • Health and nutrition education

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How to Help

Participate and Volunteer

Volunteers offer a huge resource to and support for our Linkages to Learning schools. Your time and skills not only benefit the students, but has a positive impact on the classroom, the school and the entire community! 

Call 240-777-1731 or email us if you are interested. You can also visit MCPS Volunteer FAQs to learn more about MCPS volunteer training and background check requirements.

Donate

Help support the mission of Linkages to Learning through a tax-deductible donation.

Partner With Us

If your organization would like to work with us to deliver services on-site at one or more of our Linkages schools, please contact us. We welcome your support and interest!

Contact Us

Linkages To Learning
1401 Rockville Pike
3rd Floor, Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20852
240-777-1731
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Collaborative Management Team

Monica Martin – MCDHHS Administrator
Alyssa Sanders – Partner Agencies Administrator
TBA – MCPS Administrator


A Community School Partnership Among:

Montgomery County, MarylandMontgomery County Public SchoolsCity of Rockville, MDYMCAEveryMindFamily Services, Inc.