MAKING AN IMPACT… Annual Luncheon

This year’s Annual Luncheon was a heartwarming celebration of the community’s efforts in fostering our students’ social and emotional health and well-being. The event, held last month, showcased how the community’s unwavering support through the Foundation helps VPS students nurture their interests and passions, growing and thriving throughout their educational journey. Attendees were treated to […]

VPS Career Connected Learning Program Empowers Students Through Internships

Since its inception in the 2022-23 school year, the VPS Career Connected Learning Program has provided invaluable opportunities for students to gain real-world experience. Student interns complete 90-hour paid internships, earning 0.5 high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) credits and three college credits through Clark College’s Business and Consumer Sciences department. This program, initially […]

Donors Making a Difference… Fred Meyer’s Kroger Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that the Fred Meyer’s Kroger Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation has awarded us a $5,000 grant to purchase grocery cards for families, supplementing their food pantries. This generous donation aligns with their mission: “Through innovation, collaboration, and community engagement, we’re committed to creating communities free of hunger and waste.” This […]

MAKING AN IMPACT… SWACH Fosters Vision of Success

In a collaboration between the Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health (SWACH) and the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, a generous donation of $10,000 has been extended to ensure that every child has access to vision care.  Vision care, often overlooked as a basic need, plays a pivotal role in a child’s educational journey and […]

Couve Clover Run 2024!

The excitement is building for Why Racing Event’s 10th Annual Couve Clover Run, set to take place on March 24th at the picturesque Vancouver Waterfront. This much-anticipated racing event has become a community favorite, attracting participants of all ages and fitness levels. The collaboration with the Foundation and Why Racing enhances the overall experience, bringing […]


Two evenings a week, families enter the gym at Roosevelt Elementary looking for education and personal connections. Upon arrival they’re often greeted by Hilda Lail, Family Advocate with Vancouver Public Schools’ Family-Community Resource Centers (FCRCs). Lail oversees The Plaza, a high-impact program designed for families from different cultural backgrounds to help improve skills such as […]

INVESTING IN STUDENTS…VPS levy will be on the February 2023 ballot

Invest in kids by voting yes on Feb. 14 Vancouver kids and community need your support for the renewal education & operations levy on the February 2023 ballot. The levy is not a new tax, it would replace the existing education and operations levies that expire at the end of 2023. If approved, the renewal […]

ENGAGING STUDENTS…PALs bring summer enrichment to Fruit Valley students

The Foundation for VPS provides funding throughout the year to offer students mentoring and enrichment opportunities for little or no cost. The ultimate goal is to increase engagement in learning, build confidence, and help connect them to their passions. Last summer around 100 children participated in the Mad Science, STEAM, and forensics camps offered through […]