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Family-Community Resource CentersLearning 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.

Tamara Shoup360-313-4732
Director of family engagement
and Family-Community Resource Centers
Jan Redding360-313-4722
Director of public engagement
Catherine MacCallum-Ceballos360-313-4721
Coordinator, FCRC training and technical assistance
Julie Wright360-313-4719
Program assistant

Latest FCRC news

  • VPS News

Vancouver community schools model will be featured at national conference

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Superintendent Steve Webb and Chief of Staff Tom Hagley will present two EdTalk sessions on the district’s community schools focus and work to support families and remove barriers to learning.

  • eisenhower, special services, mobile FCRC, curriculum

February 2017 Employee Excellence Awards

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Meet the staff members who were selected by a committee of their peers to receive Employee Excellence Awards in February 2017.

Community schools news archives

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 honored for Family-Community Resource Centers, Oregonian, 2011

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

Partner Build Grow, March 2016

A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, February 2016

Housing and Education Partnerships: A Case Study of Vancouver, Washington, Urban Institute, April 2015

Fruit Valley Community Learning Center FCRC, Sept. 2015

Family engagement at Hudson’s Bay High School, Sept. 2015

Stuff the bus, school supply drive, Aug. 2015

Go Ready! Back-to-School Readiness Festival, Aug. 2015

Mobile FCRC

Need an Internet connection? Want to learn about resources? See where our Wi-Fi-enabled mobile FCRC is headed next!


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  • The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools

Find an FCRC location

Anderson Elementary
Anderson FCRC
Fruit Valley Learning Center
Fruit Valley FCRC
Harney Elementary
Hazel Dell Elementary
Hough Elementary
King Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Marshall Elementary
Minnehaha Elementary
Minnehaha FCRC
Ogden Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary
Read the latest
Truman Elementary
Walnut Grove Elementary
Washington Elementary
Discovery Middle School
McLoughlin Middle School
Hudson's Bay High School
Fort Vancouver High School
FCRC mobile unit
Find out where we’ll be next!
AmeriCorps VISTA
Community outreach and engagement
Carla Feltz: 360-313-1691
Diana Avalos-Leos: 360-313-4094

Our partners

Our entire community benefits when everyone is invested in helping children succeed. Thank you to our generous partners who help our program grow!