About FYLCs

Don’t just take an English class. In your FYLC, learn how to write a letter to the commissioner to increase funding for victims of human trafficking. Make a difference in the city of Portland!


First-Year Learning Communities help to:

  • develop a sense of belonging among diverse relationships
  • develop hope in academic potential and future outlook
  • increase curiosity through the lens of a particular academic discipline that engages a real world issue in the city and beyond
  • improve reading and writing skills to a level that prepares to engage upper-division courses
  • experience intentional academic support (from mentors, tutors, and classmates)
  • develop spiritually as part of a community and through intentional mentorship
  • develop a greater sense of purpose regarding education at WPC and as a human being in the world