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 2022-23
Разрешение Родителей на Apple Pass 2022-23

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

Community schools leadership team

Catherine MacCallum-Ceballos Director of community schools
Carla Feltz
Carla FeltzCoordinator for family engagement and technical assistance
Sam Pike
Sam PikeFCRC partnership coordinator
Cleopatra MendezFull service community schools grant manager
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Lariza CastroProgram assistant
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FCRC family advocates

Hilda Lail
Hilda LailSpanish family advocate
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Twinsanne Sam Chuukese family advocate

Elementary school Family-Community Resource Centers

Anderson ElementaryBriana Avila
Soy Bilingüe
Eisenhower ElementaryAlysha Betancourt
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Fruit Valley Elementary
Fruit Valley Elementary Staci Boelke
Harney ElementaryMegan Peterson
Soy Bilingüe
Hazel Dell
Hazel Dell Shanna Baird
Hough ElementaryAnnette McCabe
King Elementary
King ElementaryAngelena Fleureme
Lincoln Elementary
Lincoln ElementaryJudit Torrents
Soy Bilingüe
Marshall ElementaryComing soon!
Minnehaha Elementary
Minnehaha ElementaryAiko Chappell
Ogden Elementary
Ogden ElementaryLori Weedman
Roosevelt Elementary
Roosevelt ElementaryElizabeth Tiegs
Sacajawea Elementary
Sacajawea ElementaryBrenda Starr
Truman Elementary
Truman ElementaryMichelle Ames
Walnut Grove ElementaryYvette Hernandez
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Washington Elementary
Washington ElementaryElizabeth Owen

Middle school Family-Community Resource Centers

Discovery Middle School
Discovery Middle SchoolAmalia Franco
Soy Bilingüe
Gaiser Middle School
Gaiser Middle SchoolDavid Sussman
Soy Bilingüe

Jason Lee Middle SchoolHillary Cordova
Soy Bilingüe
McLoughlin Middle School
McLoughlin Middle SchoolMarisol Garcia
Soy Bilingüe

High school and mobile Family-Community Resource Centers

Hudson’s Bay High School Coming Soon
Fort Vancouver High School Center for International StudiesJulie Mercado
Soy Bilingüe
Chinook, Lakeshore, Felida, Alki, Jefferson, Skyview
Chinook, Lakeshore, Felida, Alki, Jefferson, SkyviewKelsey Potter
Salmon Creek, Franklin, iTech, VSAA, Flex Academy, Columbia River
Salmon Creek, Franklin, iTech, VSAA, Flex Academy, Columbia RiverTina Cruz

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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