Marin educational equity project thrives from modest origins

“When the late pastor Fred Small started a reading program with a couple of friends in 1995, it was one of the first volunteer efforts to advance educational equity in Marin. Small, who was the pastor of People’s Inter-Cities Fellowship in Marin City, and the volunteers would read to small groups of students at the […]

Nonprofit of the Year 2023 – Giving Marin

“As a nonprofit, Bridge the Gap has shown exemplary leadership in addressing crucial issues such as educational equity and community development,” Assemblymember Connolly said. Read more 

2023 CA Nonprofit of the Year

We’re proud to share some exciting news: Bridge the Gap has been selected as Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Damon Connolly of the 12th District. We’re so honored to be included among some 100 other nonprofits in CA recognized for making a difference in their communities. Read more

Southern Marin district names school for MLK

After months of talks and a community survey, the Sausalito Marin City School District has named its new unified school Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy. The new name will cover both of the unified school’s campuses in Sausalito and Marin City. Read more about it on Marin IJ 

Marin Voice: Golden Gate Village plan must respect history, help find equity for families

The Marin City community has a rich history and legacy that must be considered to provide critical context for today’s conversation about the future of its housing. Bridge the Gap’s focus on academic inequities and intervention is directly connected to issues our students’ and family’s housing quality and security. This is an opportunity to not […]

This CodeNext student is paying it forward

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 […]

California ordered this Marin County school district to desegregate. Is it working?

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. […]