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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
Sam Pike360-313-4733
FCRC Partnership Coordinator
C-Tran Youth Opportunity Pass release form

Free bus and community center passes for middle and high school students

All VPS middle and high school students can get a free C-TRAN bus pass and free access to Firstenburg and Marshall Community Centers!

Passes are valid from August 30, 2017 – August 30, 2018. Download the guardian consent form or find them at your middle school or high school.

C-Tran Youth Opportunity Pass release form

Latest FCRC news

  • Photo of students working with Master Gardener at Hazel Dell Elementary

Welcome to the Experience Lab

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Real-world experiences extend learning beyond the classroom.

  • Student boards the city bus

Students on board with free city bus passes

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The Youth Opportunity Pass isn’t meant to replace the school district’s buses, but rather expands transportation options for families.

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 honored for Family-Community Resource Centers, Oregonian, 2011

Vancouver Public Schools, 2011 Magna Award, American School Boards Journal


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Mobile FCRC

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

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
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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
Brenda Starr: 360-213-3519
Nicole Loran-Graham: 360-223-6478
Find out where we’ll be next!
AmeriCorps VISTA
Community outreach and engagement
Carla Feltz: 360-313-1691

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!