Category: Archive

  • NOW HIRING: Executive Director/CEO

    DESCRIPTION Title: Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Status: Full-time Location: Remote with approx. 20% travel required; preference given to candidates residing in Wisconsin Reports To: Chair, Board of Directors Summary/Scope: The Executive Director of Families & Schools Together is responsible for the overall operation of the organization and reports to the Board of Directors, assisting the Board on the development and […] READ MORE →


  • Families & Schools Together Executive Director recognized by Titan 100

    Announcing the recipients of the 2023 Wisconsin Titan 100 Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP are pleased to announce Toni Rivera, executive director of Families & Schools Together, as a 2023 Wisconsin Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Wisconsin’s Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders […] READ MORE →


  • Goodman Community Center: Life in the ‘FAST’ Lane

    The Goodman Community Center featured the FAST® Program in their blog post: Life in the ‘FAST’ Lane: Families and Schools Together helps parents build a community of support and connect with their kids” by Amie Hoag, published on Sept. 6, 2022. Check it out! READ MORE →


  • Czech Republic becomes 22nd country to implement the FAST Program

    Families & Schools Together is celebrating our Czech Republic partners and recognizing their incredible hard work after the conclusion of the first two program cycles in the country – a goal that has been a long time coming. In fact, this partnership traces back to 2015, when Richard Kořínek first experienced FAST while a Fulbright […] READ MORE →


  • Wisconsin’s “Get Kids Ahead Initiative:” Support your school’s mental health plan with FAST

    Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Superintendent Jill Underly recently announced the Get Kids Ahead Initiative: one-time funding available to all Wisconsin public and independent charter schools to bolster student and staff mental health. Their joint letter is copied below. We are excited to share that all public and independent charter schools will soon have access to increased funding to help […] READ MORE →


  • Families & Schools Together among 10 organizations selected by the Carnegie Corporation for competitive grant

    Carnegie Corporation of New York Names 10 Grant Recipients to Support Family Engagement Programs Philanthropic funding will advance new strategies to provide equitable learning for all students  March 8, 2022 — New York, NY — Building on its longstanding support for family engagement and home-school partnerships, Carnegie Corporation of New York today announced 10 grants to nonprofit […] READ MORE →


  • FAST to participate in national Families and Fathers Conference next week

    Families & Schools Together is participating in the 23rd Annual Families and Fathers Conference, hosted by the Fathers & Families Coalition of America (FFCA). The hybrid in-person and virtual event will take place in Los Angeles on March 8-11, 2022. “Fathers and Families Coalition of America is about finding a cause bigger than self and […] READ MORE →


  • The FAST Institute partners with WEAC to support educators statewide

    Families & Schools Together is pleased to announce its first-ever partnership with the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC). WEAC, an affiliate of the National Education Association, improves education by representing, uniting, and advocating for public schools. During the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years, the FAST® Institute of Family Engagement together with WEAC’s WEA Academy is […] READ MORE →


  • Wisconsin Endorsements (2021)

    Kaleem Caire Founder & CEO One City Schools “Without FAST, that bond that we have with [families] would not exist. FAST is research-based, and the research is real. […] This was actually a program that was truly getting families–who look like me–engaged with schools and feeling connected there. That’s been a challenge especially in our […] READ MORE →