Marin County Embraces ‘Learning Hubs’

Marin County will follow in the footsteps of San Francisco, offering so-called “learning hubs” to aid virtual learning for underserved students.

The Marin Independent Journal reports that Bank of Marin is donating $200,000 toward the effort. Nonprofit groups, educators, and faith organizations will establish the hubs at local libraries, community centers, and places of worship. Distancing measures, face coverings, and frequent hand-washing will be employed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Many details including locations and staffing still need to be worked out.

“Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy and supportive environment,” said Ken Lippi, assistant superintendent for the Marin County Office of Education. “Nothing about this project is cookie-cutter. We’re going to work with our community partners to make sure it is tailor-made to meet the specific needs of the families it serves.”