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Program Description

  Linkages To Learning

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. Linkages to Learning services include mental health and social wraparound services to mitigate the effects of poverty and reduce non-academic barriers to learning. This program is a partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools and local public and private non-profit agencies. Services are provided in elementary and middle school communities with high indicators of poverty.

Program Contacts

Contact Dira Treadvance of the HHS - Children, Youth and Family Services at 240.777.1223 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Percent of clients completing surveys reporting satisfaction with services received 196%98%97%97%97%
Percent of students receiving mental health services through Linkages to Learning that experience maintained or improved psychosocial functioning after 6 months, as assessed via validated measure 295%89%90%90%90%
1  FY23 percentage based on 633 surveys completed. Only one adult member per household responds to the survey. Projections are based on the average of the past 3 fiscal years.
2  FY23 results based on results from 199 youth.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved143054879.00
Enhance: Linkages to Learning Bilingual Therapist Contractor Salaries to Improve Recruitment and Retention1500000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3486670.00
FY25 Recommended148041549.00