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  • WLWV Family Empowerment Center Receives Donation from DW Fritz


    The West Linn-Wilsonville Family Empowerment Center received a generous donation from DW Fritz earlier this month. The automation company donated 17 Dell Laptops and power cords to the Family Empowerment Center for families within the West Linn-Wilsonville community to utilize. Meridian Creek Middle School Principal Annikke Olson and Bilingual Family Engagement Specialist Maria Horton accepted the donation on Wednesday, June 12.

    Laptops will be used by the FEC to empower families and provide them with methods to access resources, work responsibilities, and school information. Thank you, DW Fritz!


    Family Empowerment Center Launches "Back to Hybrid" Backpack Campaign — Donate Today!

    The WLWV Family Empowerment Center received a $3,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Wilsonville in late February, going toward much-needed resources and supplies for West Linn-Wilsonville families. Some of those funds will be used to purchase new backpacks and school supplies for students returning to hybrid learning this month.

    In addition to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Wilsonville, interested families can help make this fundraising campaign a success by donating any of the following items to the Family Empowerment Center.

    • Backpack
    • Lunchbox
    • Reusable Water Bottle
    • Face Covering (cloth)
    • Earbuds/Headphones for remote learning
    • Easy-to-open snacks
    • School Supplies i.e. pencils or notebooks

    Donations will be accepted through March 19 and can be delivered to the school district’s Operations Center (2755 SW Borland Road, Tualatin) or to the Family Empowerment Center (located on the backside of Wilsonville High School) on weekdays between 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Families can also drop off donations at the West Linn Public Library. Library hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

    Backpacks will be filled with supplies and given to students across the district. Thank you for your support of all West Linn-Wilsonville families and students!

    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.