Learning Hubs in Marin County

Learning Hubs provide a safe space, supportive adult supervision, and broadband internet access, so that students can successfully engage in distance learning.

MCOE Learning Hubs

Many families already disproportionately affected by the economic and health impacts of COVID-19 (BIPOC, essential workers, low-income, and those with challenging life circumstances) have also experienced new education-related structural inequities.

Our data shows, however, that only about 6% of Marin's 9,500 low-income students currently have access to a Hub.

That's why numerous community partners have come together to address this challenge by sharing space, staff, and services to support the distance learning needs of students who can not afford private Distance Learning support services.

While many Learning Hubs were started to serve a specific school or student population, other existing Childcare Centers have adapted their programs, such as before/aftercare services, into Learning Hubs. Some are located on school campuses, while others are located in community centers. And while most are serving younger elementary students, a few have also opened to support middle school and high school students.

In coordination with various Partners, the County, and the Marin County office of Education, Backbone Team staff are working with Learning Hub organizers to track and share student data. Using this information, Partners can ensure equitable access to Learning Hub services, respond to community and student needs, coordinate with schools, and advocate for additional resources.

We make every effort, through regular communication with MCOE and the Learning Hubs, to keep the data you see on the map below as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible. Please contact us if you know of any Learning Hubs that are not already on the map or if you see any information on this page that appears to be inaccurate.

The map below shows Learning Hub locations throughout the county. Click on a pin to see more details.

The blue pins represent Hubs serving only needs-based students (i.e. students that qualify for free or reduced lunch services or that have been referred to a Hub by their school). The purple pins represent Hubs that serve a mix of students from open, fee-based registration to subsidized scholarships to no-cost school-based sites.

White Hill Middle School

Not wanting to leave Middle Schoolers without support while the district phased in its Hybrid model, a Learning Hub was set up on campus. Starting with a small focused cohort, the plan is to place small groups of 5-6 students in each classroom where they…

West Marin School

Another great example of community collaboration. This Learning Hub started in the West Marin Library and recently moved over to the West Marin School once the collaborative community effort resulted in a solution. As is the case with most Hubs, staff availability was this Hub’s…

Novato High School Library

Like many other High Schools, Novato, has opened up empty space on its campus for specific groups of students who are identified as at risk of greater impact under a Distance Learning environment.

Marin City Recreation Center

This Hub is another shining example of community collaboration. It was initiated by the efforts of two WIllow Creek board members who helped coordinate the launch effort and connect the dots. The Marin City Community Services District provides the facility, Play Marin provides the staff…

High School 1327 (Formerly Drake)

Since students are not coming back to campus until January, HS1327 has repurposed the Student Center into Learning Hub space for 4 different Cohorts: 9th-10th graders, AVID Students, and teacher referrals.

Fairfax-San Anselmo Children’s Center

Often thought of as just preschool, many Childcare providers, like Fairfax-San Anselmo Children’s Center, have shifted their elementary school before/after care services into Learning Hubs.

Bridge the Gap College Prep

As a long-time Partner in the Tam Success Network, and with strong relationships in the Marin City community, BtG’s location in the Golden Gate Village residential area was a natural fit for a Learning Hub.

Bolinas Community Center

When Bolinas students in the Tam Success Network needed additional Distance Learning support but transportation over the mountain to a Learning Hub wasn’t possible, the multidisciplinary Success Team stepped up and coordinated a Learning Hub partnership right in Bolinas. The Bolinas Community Center provided the…

Albert J Boro Community Center (YMCA)

Co-located with the Canal Alliance Hub for 8th-12th graders, Marin YMCA operates a separate Hub for Elementary students out of the same facility. This is a brightspot example of the multi-stakeholder collaboration that it takes to make these Hubs work. Here are the aligned contributions…

Albert J Boro Community Center (Canal Alliance)

When the San Rafael High School Hub needed additional staff capacity to support CASS/AVID students from SRHS and Davidson Middle School, The Canal Alliance stepped up and joined MCOE in relocating some of their staff over to the community center. This was an ideal match…

Learning Hub Summary Data

Despite a growing number of Hubs and increased capacity, only about 6% of low-income student’s have access to a Learning Hub. More data highlights here.

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