Fort Wayne Community Schools - Community Connections
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.
Opportunities 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 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.
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes parents and guardians to participate in field trips and volunteer in the classroom. In an effort to keep all students safe, we require volunteers to participate in a background screening. Please contact your child’s school for information on how to complete that process.
Continuing Education/Neighborhood Connections
Together with Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Department of Continuing Education/Neighborhood Connection 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.
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.
The League offers services such as, braille production, sign language interpreting, and in-home care with the goal of independent living and full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.
Federal Education Resources
State & Local Government
City of Fort Wayne
Second largest city in Indiana Size: 79.12 square miles Population: 251,247
Allen County was founded on April 1, 1824, and is now home to more than 350,000 residents.
The Hoosier state is the 38th largest by area and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States.
Contact Your Legislators
State Graduation Initiatives
There are many changes being made in Indiana regarding Graduation Pathways and the high school diploma. Check out our resource page on these issues to learn more.
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
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
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 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.
Request for access to public records
Public information must be requested by completing this form.
Public Records Request
Public Affairs supports FWCS' Goal II, which is to engage parents and the community.
Public Affairs Website