Gideon collaborated with his Code Next mentors and partnered with Bridge the Gap College Prep, a nonprofit serving low-income youth, to launch a nine-week pilot of Leadership in Motion in early October. Fifteen students signed up for the pilot session, taught by four high school student engineers, and Gideon and his partners plan to scale the […]
In 2016, a state audit found that the predominantly Black and Latino students at Bayside MLK had been suffering: There was rapid staff turnover, inadequate class offerings, excessive discipline, and substandard academic performance. In 2019, then California attorney general Xavier Becerra handed down California’s first school desegregation order in 50 years. This fall, integration began. […]
Hundreds of students on two campuses started the 2021-22 fall term Monday, together for the first time as one school under one name: Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy. The new unified school, created after the Sausalito Marin City School District came under a 2019 order from the state to desegregate within five years, includes […]
Bridge the Gap College Prep’s Little Readers Program has returned in-person at the Marin City Library. Lisa Raffel, executive director of the nonprofit, said there are about 40 students enrolled. Read more at MarinIJ
Bridge the Gap College Prep held its annual fundraising event, Vines & Vision Together We Rise Gala on March 11. The Marin City-centric non-profit provides academic, social, and emotional support to Marin City students in grades K-12, with the goal that every student completes high school and graduates from college. Read More at Marin Magazine
Bridge the Gap College Prep alum, Karim Shakur, is positioned for the Nationals in college wrestling.
Marin County approved an initiative this week to provide free internet to nearly 300 low-income families in Marin City as well as a community Wi-Fi network for the next two years.
Another ABC7 News segment, highlighting our Learning Hub! Our staff at the Learning Hub work diligently every day to ensure our student’s academic and emotional needs are being met. Your support helps Marin City youth stay on the pathway to college.
Check out our Executive Director, Lisa Raffel, as she discusses the Learning Hub we started last year in September to meet the academic needs of our students. The segment begins at minute 23, Lisa begins at the 43-second mark.
Why Students Are Abandoning Community Colleges in Droves Bridge the Gap College Prep student Kamarree Williams explains why he’s taking a break from College of Marin. Our Bridge the Gap staff and volunteers are in close contact with Kamarree to provide on-going support and encouragement while he waits for in-person learning to begin again.