US Bank Foundation grant to help students at VPS’s Lieser Campus prepare for life after graduation

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) received a $10,000 grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation to benefit the Lieser Campus. Lieser is a part of the Vancouver Public Schools and is a non-traditional option serving approximately 300 K-12 students. Funds will help support Lieser’s focused work on preparing low-to-moderate-income at-risk youth for post-secondary education and careers.

Lieser Campus offers a safe and stable environment for its many students who are living in poverty or facing crisis in their home life. Lieser will use the funding to support the basic needs of students and offer experiential educational opportunities to expose students to new interests and skills. Students will also create meaningful transition plans to post-secondary options, including college, vocational school, or employment.

“We are very excited and grateful to be the recipient of this gift from the U.S. Bank Foundation,” said Deanna Hogan, Principal of Lieser. “We look forward to improving opportunities and outcomes for our students with this support.”

Implementing these programs could play a critical role in changing the trajectories for some students, increasing attendance and resulting in a sustained increase in the student graduation rate at Lieser Campus.