Community Connection

Community Connection

Fort Wayne Community Schools lives and breathes its motto "We Are Your Schools" everyday by connecting with the community.

One of our three goals is to Engage Parents and the Community. We believe community connections are essential in supporting the education of our students, and we invite you to become involved as a supporter and volunteer.

Contact our Public Affairs Department for further information.


Opportunites in FWCS

Study Connection was founded in 1989 by Don Wolf, a local businessman. The program was incorporated as part of Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1992 and has garnered national acclaim as a highly successful education/business partnership. Each week, students who have been identified by teachers as needing extra help are bussed to the workplace of their tutors, area business people.

FWCS Clothing Bank

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Clothing Bank provides clothing to thousands of students each year. FWCS students receive clothes, shoes, coats, toiletries and other items as needed because of poverty or homelessness or following a disaster, such as a flood or fire. Students are referred to the clothing bank by a case manager or counselor at their school.

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a food program that provides students in four elementary schools (Abbett, Adams, Fairfield and South Wayne) with food to eat over the weekend.

An online charity connecting you to classrooms in need. Click here to find schools in Fort Wayne.

Volunteering/Field Trips

Volunteer in the classroom or accompany your child on a field trip: Click here PDF for the classroom/field trip volunteer application form. (Spanish) PDF

Continuing Education/Neighborhood Connections

Together with Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Department of Continuing Education and the Neighborhood Connection exist to provide an educational outreach to the residents of Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. Our goal is provide current, affordable, high-quality educational and recreational opportunities and enable our residents to take advantage of our facilities.
Continuing Education & Neighborhood Connection website

Super Senior card PDF

The Super Senior Card opens the doors of our schools to qualifying community members by allowing seniors in our community to attend many school events free of charge.

Material Distribution

Fort Wayne Community Schools cooperates with community groups and organizations that sponsor activities of an educational/enrichment nature for students and staff by allowing them to distribute materials electronically. Click on the Peachjar logo above to submit your request.

Guidelines for Flyer Approval PDF

State & Local Government

City of Fort Wayne

Second largest city in Indiana Size: 79.12 square miles Population: 251,247

 

Allen County

Allen County was founded on April 1, 1824, and is now home to more than 350,000 residents.

Indiana

The Hoosier state is the 38th largest by area and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States.

 

Contact Your Legislators

Click here for Indiana House and Senate Contact Information.

Indiana Department of Education

IDOE



Other Community Resources

CORE is a center for connecting business surplus with educational need into a combination of a membership warehouse and a local donation facility. Anyone can shop at CORE for school, office, craft and numerous other supplies. Educators can purchase a CORE membership to receive discounts on purchases, workshops and other services.

Community Partners

United Way

United Way of Allen County is committed to improving the reading skills of young children across Allen County through its Education Network. Helping children learn starts early with pre-natal care and continues through early childhood and school-age levels.

Early Childhood Alliance

Choosing child care is a big decision. Let the Early Childhood Alliance help you make the right choice

Great Kids

Great Kids

Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES offers training on positive youth development concepts, supports the work of youth serving organizations, and seeks to create household recognition of the 40 Developmental Assets, as identified by Search Institute. Great KIDS is funded in part by a grant from Foellinger Foundation.


The History Center is home to the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, its museum and its collection of more than 26,000 artifacts, photographs and documents representing the history of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

FWCS Resources

FWCS Board of School Trustees

Realtor Information

Request for access to public records

Public information must be requested by completing this form.
Request for Access to Public RecordsPDF

Public Affairs

Public Affairs supports FWCS' Goal II, which is to engage parents and the community.
Public Affairs Website

LTV 54/24 Education Access Channel

LTV 54/24 is Fort Wayne's K-12 Education Access Channel and is available to all Comcast and Verizon cable subscribers. Programs on LTV 54/24 bring rare and specialized experiences into the classroom and home. Live, interactive shows take students on electronic field trips from the bottom of the ocean or to outer space. Students can ask scientists questions, talk with students in other countries, or watch a paleontologist reconstruct a dinosaur skeleton.
LTV 54/24 Home Page
Current Schedule PDF