We’re here to help
Learning can be difficult when students’ basic needs aren’t met. The goal of Family-Community Resource Centers is to help all children succeed, and we do that by removing barriers and connecting families with available community resources.
Help can come in many forms: anything from student homework help and school supplies to health services and dental care, clothing, food, emergency housing, job assistance, early childhood education, assistance with GED preparation and more.
Help is easy to find by contacting or visiting any of our FCRC locations, located in several schools throughout the district, or our mobile FCRC.
Latest FCRC news
The Youth Opportunity Pass isn’t meant to replace the school district’s buses, but rather expands transportation options for families.
VPS' efforts to support students were lauded in a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute.
Community schools news archives
Mobile FCRC, 2017 Magna Award Grand Prize, National School Boards Association
Superintendent awarded for community schools, Community Schools Superintendent Leadership Award, 2016
Go Ready! Back-to-School Readiness Festival, 2015 Magna Award, NSBA
Vancouver Public Schools, 2015 Magna Award, American School Boards Journal
Vancouver Public Schools: Family-Community Resource Centers, Districts of Distinction November 2014, District Administration
Vancouver Public Schools, 2011 Magna Award, American School Boards Journal
Webb, Hagley named by Education Week as Leaders to Learn from 2016, Education Week, 2016
Broader Bolder Approach relaunch, Washington Post, 2016
Blurring the line between schools and communities, K-12 Insight, 2016
League of Innovative Schools members named 2016 Leaders to Learn From, Digital Promise, 2016
Family resource centers help kids in need, The Columbian, Oct. 2015
Vancouver schools takes lead in helping needy pupils, Op-ed, The Columbian, Oct. 2015
Using Data to Further a Community School Initiative in Vancouver, WA, Data Quality Campaign, 2014
Zone Offense Helps District Fight Challenges of Poverty, Learning First, January 2012
Local view: Poverty-affected schools deserve support, Op-ed, The Columbian, April 2010
Housing and Education Partnerships: A Case Study of Vancouver, Washington, Urban Institute, April 2015
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