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    Clackamas Community College Community Education and WLWV Family Empowerment Center collaborate to bring learning opportunities to our communities.

    The West Linn-Wilsonville Family Empowerment Center and Clackamas Community College Community Education are collaborating to bring computer literacy, English, Spanish and Chinese learning to interested WLWV parent-guardians and families. All members of the WLWV community are invited to participate in the Classes at NO COST to you.

    El Centro de Motivacion Familiar de West Linn-Wilsonville y Clackamas Community College Educacion para la Comunidad, están colaborando para traer aprendizaje sobre computación, ingles, español, y chino a los padres o guadianes y familias interesadas de WLWV. Todos los miembros de la comunidad de WLWV estan invitados a participar en las clases SIN COSTO para usted.

    Classes are offered on:

    Se ofrecen las siguientes clases:

    • Wednesdays/Miércoles, April 20 - June 8, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Spanish/Español at Wlisonville HS
    • Thursdays/Jueves, April 21 - June 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - English/Ingles at Wilsonville HS
    • Thursdays/Jueves, April 21 - June 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m.-Chinese/Chino-Mandarin at West Linn HS
    • Fridays/Viernes, April 22 - June 10, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Computer Literacy/Computación at Wilsonville HS
    • Saturdays/Sábados, April 23 - June 11, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Computer Literacy/Computación at Wilsonville HS


    To learn more please access the PDFs below or contact Maria Horton by phone or email (503-673-7690) to register.

    Para aprender más por favor acceda a las ligas PDF de abajo o contacte Maria Horton por teléfono o correo electrónico a o 503-673-7690 para inscribirse.


    Family Empowerment Center Wraps Up Inaugural Parent Technology Workshop

    WLWV Families learn from the Wilsonville High robotics team.  Wilsonville High Families look on as Wilsonville Robotics team members explain coding.

    The Family Empowerment Center finished its first technology workshop before winter break in December. Meeting weekly during the months of October, November, and December, FEC staff worked with West Linn-Wilsonville parents to learn technology fundamentals. Mastering online essentials such as email and school-related services will help parents advocate for their students and better engage with their learning. The FEC plans to have additional parent workshops later in the school year. Thank you to our staff and participating families!

    Family Empowerment Center Distributes Donated Calculators to WLWV Schools

    Family Empowerment Center staff and Meridian Creek Middle School staff take pictures with new calculators.   Maria Horton and math teacher Mike Mitchell hold up calculators.  Maria Horton and a Wilsonville Rotarian stand by new calculators.

    The Family Empowerment Center distributed calculators to West Linn-Wilsonville middle and high schools during the week of Oct. 4. Calculators were donated by the Rotary Club of Wilsonville, providing much-needed math tools for students all across the district. Thank you to our community partners!

    Family Empowerment Center Welcomes Families During School Year Kick-Off Event

    Families receive information from school staff.  Families meet Herb, the CREST tortoise.  Families receive free books ahead of the school year.

    The West Linn-Wilsonville Family Empowerment Center welcomed hundreds of students and families during a successful school year kick-off event on Tuesday, Aug. 23. 

    Several community partners joined WLWV staff to provide community resources, information, and services. Partners included the Rotary Club of Wilsonville, SMART Transit, the West Linn and Wilsonville Public Libraries, and the Clackamas Bookshelf among others. 

    In addition to information about the FEC, families received school supplies, backpacks, books, help getting signed up for local services, and assistance with school registration. Students didn't leave without tasty treats and other fun items to get them excited for the first day of school on Sept. 8.  

    The West Linn-Wilsonville Family Empowerment Center is part of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. Launched in August 2020, the center is currently located at the rear entrance of Wilsonville High School.  The Family Empowerment Center works with all families residing in the West Linn, Wilsonville school district area.

    Vision: Empowering families to become active advocates in their children’s education through a culturally responsive holistic approach.

    Our Belief:  We believe that the empowerment of families’ fundamental rights and needs contribute to students’ maximized success in school and in life.   Each of our schools and the WLWV Family Empowerment Center promote equity, strengthen community partnerships, support students’ emotional and mental well-being and work to eliminate barriers to student success. 

    The West Linn-Wilsonville Empowerment Center equips families with needed resources such as food, clothing, school supplies as well as access to mental health resources and local programs, education classes, workshops and much more. The West Linn-Wilsonville Family Empowerment Center provides direct services to families as well as connection to other community resources.

    The WLWV Family Empowerment Center is always looking to add and bolster community partnerships. If you are interested in making a donation or have an idea for connecting families to a community resource, please contact Maria Horton.

    To view our list of family resources, please access our WLWV Family Empowerment Center website. To learn more about the West Linn-Wilsonville Family Empowerment Center, please call 503-673-7690.

    What is the role of the WLWV Family Empowerment Center within the district and alongside our schools?

    We believe that our families’ first point of contact remains their home school.  Immediate needs are communicated to the teacher, school counselor or school principal.  Most resources are available at the school location and families can connect to those resources right at their school.    

    Other resources would be available from the WLWV Family Empowerment Center location.  School staff and leaders will direct families to the Center for specific items and resources that are located at that venue.