MAKING AN IMPACT…Fostering Family Engagement to Support Student Success

Fostering Family Engagement for Student Success Recognizing that a child’s success in school is influenced by various factors, the Foundation for VPS directs funding to provide basic needs, support emotional well-being, offer enrichment opportunities, and encourage family involvement. Collectively, funds support a community schools strategy adopted within Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) in which schools serve […]


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 […]