Family-Community Resource Centers

We are here to help!

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 Shoup360-313-1285
Executive Director of School Support
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 September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020. 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

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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

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


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


FCRC mobile van

Brenda Starr
360-721-8464 (cell/txt msg)

Serving: Sacajawea, Salmon Creek, Chinook, Felida, Lake Shore, Alki, Jefferson, Skyview, Flex and VSAA

Tina Cruz
360-223-6478 (cell/txt msg)

Serving: Eisenhower, Franklin, Jason Lee, Gaiser, Fir Grove, Columbia River, Lieser and iTech

AmeriCorps VISTA


Community outreach and engagement


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!