Learning Hubs in Marin County

Learning Hubs provide a safe space, supportive adult supervision, social interaction with peers, and broadband internet access. They have been specifically developed to support students who have been identified by schools and community-based organizations as needing additional, in-person support to successfully engage in distance learning.

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Many families already disproportionately affected by the economic and health impacts of COVID-19 (BIPOC, essential workers, and those living in poverty or experiencing other difficult life circumstances) have also experienced new education-related structural inequities.

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 “pandemic pods.”

Our data, however, indicates that only about 17% of Marin’s 9,500 student’s living in poverty currently attend a Learning Hub.

In coordination with 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 that serve needs-based students, either exclusively or in combination with fee-based participants.

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 that include: (open) fee-based registration, subsidized scholarships, school referrals, and no-cost school-subsidized participation. Click on a pin to see more details.

There are many different kinds of Learning Hubs. Some were created from the ground up to serve a specific school or student population while others were adapted from existing before/aftercare Childcare Centers or enrichment programs. Some Hubs are located on school campuses, while others are located in libraries, community centers or other community based facilities. Some locations serve younger K-1 students and elementary grades and others focus on middle and high school students.

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. As is the case with most Hubs, staff availability was this Hub’s limiting factor. When additional staff was needed to expand…

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. Click HERE to return to the Learning Hub Information Portal

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, Bridge the Gap’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…

Venue
Managed By
Registration
Grade Levels Served
# Students Served
Albert J Boro Community CenterCanal AllianceNeeds-based Only9-12th Graders SRHS/Davidson CASS/AVIDCohorts: 4, Total: 28, Needs-based: 28
Albert J Boro Community CenterMarin YMCANeeds-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 3, Total: 43, Needs-based: 43
Bacich Elementary SchoolMarin EnrichmentOpen registration (fee-based & no-cost to needs-based referrals)Pre-K-5th GradersCohorts: 7, Total: 80, Needs-based: 27
Bahia Vista SchoolBay Area Community Resources (BACR)Needs-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 8, Total: 100, Needs-based: 100
Bolinas Community CenterBolinas Community CenterNeeds-based Only9th-12th GradersCohorts: 1, Total: 10, Needs-based: 10
Bolinas-Stinson Union ElementaryBolinas-Stinson SchoolNeeds-based OnlyK-8th GradersCohorts: 1, Total: 12, Needs-based: 12
Bridge the Gap College PrepBridge the Gap College Prep (BTGCP)Needs-based Only9-12th GradersCohorts: 3, Total: 27, Needs-based: 27
Brookside Elementary SchoolMarin YMCAOpen registration (fee-based & no-cost to needs-based referrals)K-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 7, Needs-based: 4
Coleman Children’s CenterCity of San RafaelOpen registration (fee-based & low-income subsidies)TK-5th GradersCohorts: 1, Total: 14, Needs-based: 2
Coleman ElementaryBay Area Community Resources (BACR)Needs-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 3, Total: 42, Needs-based: 42
Fairfax-San Anselmo Children’s CenterFairfax-San Anselmo Children’s CenterOpen registration (low-income subsidized only)TK-5th GradersCohorts: 3, Total: 37, Needs-based: 37
Glenwood Children’s CenterCity of San RafaelOpen registration (fee-based & low-income subsidies)TK-5th GradersCohorts: 1, Total: 13, Needs-based: 1
Glenwood Elementary SchoolMarin YMCANeeds-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 28, Needs-based: 28
Hamilton K-8 SchoolMarin YMCANeeds-based OnlyK-8th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 14, Needs-based: 14
Hidden Valley Elementary SchoolMarin YMCAOpen registration (fee-based & no-cost to needs-based referrals)K-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 10, Needs-based: 3
High School 1327 (Formerly Drake)High School 1327 (Formerly Drake)Open registration, no-cost (referrals prioritized)9th-12th Graders (Priority- 9th/10th & AVID)Cohorts: 4, Total: TBD, Needs-based: TBD
Laurel Dell ElementaryBay Area Community Resources (BACR)Needs-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 28, Needs-based: 28
Loma Verde Elementary SchoolMarin YMCANeeds-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 27, Needs-based: 27
Lucas Valley Children’s CenterCity of San RafaelOpen registration (fee-based & low-income subsidies)TK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 28, Needs-based: 1
Manor Elementary SchoolMarin YMCAOpen registration (fee-based, low-income subsidies, no-cost to needs-based referrals)K-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 13, Needs-based: 10
Marin City Recreation CenterPlay MarinNeeds-based Only5-8th GradersCohorts: 3, Total: 18, Needs-based: 18
Mary Silveira Children’s CenterCity of San RafaelOpen registration (fee-based & low-income subsidies)TK-5th GradersCohorts: 1, Total: 14, Needs-based: 7
Neil Cummins SchoolMarin YMCANeeds-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 25, Needs-based: 25
North Marin Community ServicesNorth Marin Community ServicesOpen registration (fee-based & low-income subsidies)K-8th GradersCohorts: 5, Total: 45, Needs-based: 31
Novato High School LibraryNovato High SchoolOpen registration, no-cost (referrals prioritized)9th-12th GradersCohorts: 1, Total: 11, Needs-based: 11
Parkside Children’s CenterCity of San RafaelOpen registration (fee-based & low-income subsidies)TK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 22, Needs-based: TBD
Pleasant Valley ElementaryMarin YMCANeeds-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 7, Needs-based: 7
Rancho Elementary SchoolMarin YMCAOpen registration (fee-based, low-income subsidies, no-cost to needs-based referrals)K-5th GradersCohorts: 3, Total: 30, Needs-based: 30
San Rafael Community CenterMarin YMCANeeds-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 19, Needs-based: 19
South Novato LibraryMarin County Free LibraryNeeds-based Only2nd-8th Graders from Hamilton SchoolCohorts: 2, Total: 17, Needs-based: 17
Sun Valley Elementary SchoolMarin YMCANeeds-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 41, Needs-based: 41
Tamalpais High SchoolTamalpais High SchoolNeeds-based Only9-12th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 22, Needs-based: 22
The Hannah ProjectThe Hannah ProjectNeeds-based Only9-12th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 16, Needs-based: 16
The RanchBelvedere Tiburon Joint Recreation CommitteeOpen registration (fee-based & no-cost to needs-based referrals)2nd-12th GradersCohorts: 3, Total: 35, Needs-based: 12
Tinker WayNorth Bay Children’s CenterOpen registration (fee-based & low-income subsidies)TK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 28, Needs-based: 27
Tomales Elementary School Family CenterTomales Elementary SchoolNeeds-based OnlyTK-5th GradersCohorts: 1, Total: 11, Needs-based: 11
Tomales Elementary School Family CenterTomales Elementary SchoolNeeds-based OnlyK-1st GradersCohorts: 1, Total: 11, Needs-based: 11
Vallecito Children’s CenterCity of San RafaelOpen registration (fee-based & low-income subsidies)TK-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 28, Needs-based: TBD
Venetia Valley SchoolBay Area Community Resources (BACR)Needs-based Only1st-2nd GradersCohorts: 3, Total: 42, Needs-based: 42
Wade Thomas Elementary SchoolMarin YMCAOpen registration (fee-based & no-cost to needs-based referrals)K-5th GradersCohorts: 2, Total: 22, Needs-based: 3
West Marin SchoolXR Marin/LibraryNeeds-based OnlyK-5th GradersCohorts: 1, Total: 14, Needs-based: 14
White Hill Middle SchoolRoss Valley School DistrictNeeds-based Only7th-8th GradersCohorts: TBD, Total: 120, Needs-based: 120

Learning Hub Summary Data

Despite a growing number of Hubs and increased capacity, only a fraction of students of color or those living in poverty are attending a Learning Hub. Here are the data highlights.

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Data Sharing Attendance System

By sharing and linking Hub and school data, Partners are collectively building their capacity to collaborate through and beyond COVID-19. The benefits of this shared data approach, in which Hub operators track and share attendance data, student engagement information, and daily challenge/bright-spot stories with school staff and MCOE coordinators, include:

Ability to Demonstrate Collective Impact: Community Organizations operating Hubs and Schools play complementary roles in supporting students. Neither can do it alone. By combining impact data, and correlating outcomes, Hub operators and schools can make visible the entire ecosystem of effort needed to support student learning through and beyond COVID-19. With this information they can collectively advocate, on a county-wide basis, for the support and resources students need, in and out of school, to succeed in a learning environment that requires at least some portion of their day in distance learning.

Improved Communication: a single portal can provide a secure, seamless, efficient and effective view into all student information from multiple Hubs with real-time, any-time access. No more back and forth emails, phone messages, and out-of-date spreadsheets, used to track basic information. A shared attendance tracking system creates a durable written record of the complete student/family context, in and out of school. In-person communication can focus on complex sensitive issues, not data and logistics.

Click HERE to view the information about the shared attendance system that was presented at the 12.16.20 Learning Hubs Partner Meeting.

attendance log-in links – For Hub and School Administrators Only

Click on a site below to manage student attendance (password required)

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