An initiative of the SUN Service System Division of Multnomah County Human Services, Linkage supports school readiness and success by connecting Multnomah County's SUN Community Schools model to its early childhood system of supports to promote:

  • Coordinated, successful TRANSITION TO SCHOOL
  • Supported, supportive and ENGAGED FAMILIES
  • Regular ATTENDANCE in the early grades
  • Community engagement in THE SCIENCE OF EARLY LEARNING

Linkage supports these goals through two community wide campaigns: Kindergarten Counts and Multnomah Mind in the Making.


Linkage, in partnership with the Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership and the Families and Work Insititute through the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.