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Family Engagement Lab

Family Engagement Lab catalyzes equitable family engagement and student learning by bridging classroom curriculum and at-home learning.

Founded: 2018 by Vidya Sundaram, Elisabeth O'Bryon

  • Program Area

  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, SMS
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Family Engagement Lab's work builds partnerships between teachers and historically underserved families by facilitating ongoing communication and collaboration about learning. Its signature tool, FASTalk, shares engaging, at-home learning activities via text messages in each family’s home language. FASTalk significantly increases equity in academic achievement, helping students the furthest behind catch up to their peers. The nonprofit’s efforts bring together a commitment to educational equity, research, technology, and practical experience in pre-K-12 systems.

Funders and Awards

Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
Schusterman Family Philanthropies
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Overdeck Family Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
Rogers Family Foundation
Hellman Foundation
Baptist Community Ministries
Harvard Early Education Innovation Challenge
J-PAL MIT Education, Technology, and Opportunity
NewSchools Venture Fund
Greater Good Science Center
Promise Venture Fellowship