Student and Family Support and Engagement

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Linkages to Learning is a community school partnership with an integrated focus on health, social services, community engagement and leadership to support student learning, strong families, and healthy communities.

We are an award-winning prevention and intervention initiative established by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (MCDHHS), MCPS and local public and private nonprofit agencies.

Linkages to Learning assists students and their families by providing or connecting them to services and resources that address the social, economic, health, and emotional issues that may interfere with student success. We assist whole school communities by bringing additional partners and resources into the school house to offer a range of supports and opportunities to students and families.

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, Linkage to Learning has served school communities in Montgomery County with high rates of poverty. Listen to how we helped students and their families obtain the resources and supports they need to become successful in their school and communities.

Our Schools

Linkages to Learning serves 29 school communities. In nine of these schools, we are part of a larger School-Based Health Center (SBHC) offering expanded primary health services. Click on the map below to see which Linkages to Learning primary service provider(s) are located in which schools.

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School Sites – Staff Directory

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Awards

Maryland United 4 Youth 2019 Award Finalist: Community School Partner of the Year

2014 Outstanding Organization (City of Gaithersburg)

2011 Human Values Award - Honorable Mention (Art of Living Foundation/ International Association for Human Values)

2003 Award for Distinguished Service to Public Education (Montgomery County Board of Education)

2000 All-America City Award

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

Learn More About School Based Health Centers


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
Stephanie Iszard – MCPS Program Manager


A Community School Partnership Among:

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