A collaborative team of parents and staff are led by MISD Social Worker Michelle Wilson to plan and deliver monthly family-engagement programs called FASTWORKS® at each of the four K-8 schools. Each session includes a free meal and an activity for children to enjoy with their parents and peers. Community resource information is also available.
FASTWORKS® is designed to:
- Unite families and schools to help students succeed;
- Empower parents, teachers, children and families;
- Enhance a sense of community; and
- Provide a network of knowledge, skills and understanding.
GreenState Credit Union (formerly University of Iowa Community Credit Union) has renewed their support of this program with a $5,000 grant for the 2019-20 school year so this can continue as a free program for families.