Family-Community Resource Centers

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 an FCRC coordinator or visiting any of our FCRC locations, located in several schools throughout the district, or our mobile FCRC.

Find the resources you need

We’ve put together resources you might need: food, unemployment information, childcare, housing, homeless and foster student information, public utilities assistance and crisis information.
Community resources page

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 September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022. Download the guardian consent form or find them at your middle school or high school.
C-Tran Youth Opportunity Pass release form
Consentimiento de los Padres para el Pase de Apple 2021-22
Разрешение Родителей на Apple Pass 2021-22

FCRCs make a difference

Want to know how? Read the report to see how we’ve mobilized resources to address basic needs, health, enrichment and engagement and early learning for our community.
Impact report

Meet the FCRC team

  • All
  • Elementary FCRC
  • FCRC operations
  • High school FCRCs
  • Middle school FCRCs
Aiko Chappell
Aiko Chappell
FCRC coordinator
Minnehaha Elementary
Alysha Betancourt
FCRC coordinator
Eisenhower Elementary
Amalia Franco
FCRC coordinator
Discovery Middle School
FCRC, king
Angel Fleureme
FCRC coordinator
King Elementary
Annette McCabe
FCRC coordinator
Hough Elementary
Brenda Andrade
Brenda Andrade
FCRC coordinator
Marshall Elementary
Brenda Starr
Brenda Starr
FCRC coordinator
Sacajawea Elementary
Carla Feltz
Carla Feltz
Community outreach and engagement coordinator
FCRC operations
Catherine MacCallum-Ceballos
Family engagement/FCRC training and technical assistance coordinator
FCRC operations
Christie Chapin, headshot
Christie Chapin
FCRC coordinator
Hudson's Bay High School
Chvonne Wardrop
FCRC coordinator
Heights Campus and Jim Tangeman Center
Cleopatra Mendez-Barba
Community schools grant manager
FCRC operations
David Sussman
David Sussman
FCRC coordinator
Gaiser Middle School
Elizabeth Owen
Elizabeth Owen
FCRC coordinator
Washington Elementary
Elizabeth Tiegs
Elizabeth Tiegs
FCRC coordinator
Roosevelt Elementary
Hilda Lail
Hilda Lail
Family advocate
FCRC operations
Jan Redding
Director of public engagement
FCRC operations
Judit Torrents
Judit Torrents
FCRC coordinator
Lincoln Elementary
Julie Mercado
FCRC coordinator
Fort Vancouver High School
Kelsey Potter
Kelsey Potter
FCRC coordinator
Chinook, Felida and Lake Shore elementary schools; Alki and Jefferson middle schools; Skyview High School
Lindsey Mayer
Mental health and wellness coordinator
Discovery and McLoughlin middle schools
Lori Weedman, FCRC coordinator
Lori Weedman
FCRC coordinator
Ogden Elementary
Lucy Estrada-Guzman
Lucy Estrada-Guzman
Director of family engagement and FCRCs
Marisol Garcia
FCRC coordinator
McLoughlin Middle School
Marissa Valencia-Mendez
Marissa Valencia-Mendez
FCRC coordinator
Anderson Elementary
Megan Peterson
FCRC coordinator
Harney Elementary
Michelle Ames
Michelle Ames
FCRC coordinator
Truman Elementary
Sam Pike
Sam Pike
Partnership coordinator
FCRC operations
Shanna Baird
Shanna Baird
FCRC coordinator
Hazel Dell Elementary
FCRC
Staci Boehlke
FCRC coordinator
Fruit Valley Community Learning Center
Tina Cruz
Tina Cruz
FCRC coordinator
Salmon Creek and Franklin elementary schools, Columbia River High School, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver iTech Preparatory, Vancouver Flex Academy
Yvette Hernandez
FCRC coordinator
Walnut Grove Elementary

Learn more about FCRCs

FCRC news

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

Weiss, Elaine, and S. Paul Reville. Broader, Bolder, Better: How Schools and Communities Help Students Overcome the Disadvantages of Poverty. Harvard Education Press, 2019.

Welcoming partners into schools to reduce barriers to learning, Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools: Innovation Portfolios, April 2019

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

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!

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