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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 FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Percent of clients completing surveys reporting satisfaction with services received 198%97%90%90%90%
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 273%N/A73%73%75%
1  Projected outcomes reduced for FY22-24 to be in alignment with outcome expectations outlined in RFP.
2  A reduced number of surveys were collected in FY21 due to the disruptions of the pandemic and providing services virtually. Outcomes have not been calculated due to the pandemic disruptions in admin support to aggregate data.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved77332177.50
Enhance: Operating Budget Impact for LInkages to Learning Program at Odessa Shannon Middle School3594271.00
Enhance: Operating Budget Impact for Linkages to Learning Program at Gaithersburg Elementary School #82711990.00
Enhance: Community FarmShare to Expand Provision of Weekly, Fresh Produce Bags from Local Farms to Families Through Linkages to Learning Program1320000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.49819780.50
FY23 Approved134778219.00