When we talk about family, school and community engagement, what messages work? What should we avoid saying? How do you move people to action?
Participants will learn how to apply lessons learned from ground-breaking new research designed to change the way we talk about family engagement and its importance. These new framing strategies will help shift the conversation from family engagement being “nice to have” to being a “must have.”
Executive Director, NAFSCE
Vito Borrello is the first Executive Director for the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE), appointed in September 2014. Prior to his current position, Mr. Borrello served as the 19-year president of Every Person Influences Children, a New York-based organization providing parenting education, family engagement in education, and character education programs.
President, Adamec Communications
Shaun Adamec is a veteran communications professional, working exclusively with mission-driven organizations who seek to make a difference in the world. He has had the honor of working with some of the world’s leading advocates, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the American Red Cross, City Year, the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, Swanee Hunt Alternatives, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and many more.
Marisa Gerstein Pineau
Senior Associate and Researcher, FrameWorks Institute
Marisa Gerstein Pineau is a researcher and senior associate at the FrameWorks Institute, bridging the research and research interpretation and applications units. A sociologist by training, she has focused her research on gender and family, medicine, culture, and public policy. Prior to joining FrameWorks, she served as a program officer with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where she worked with panels of leading experts on a variety of topics. Most recently, she co-edited “The Integration of Immigrants into American Society,” a comprehensive review of immigrant integration in the United States. Marisa received her BA in sociology from New College of Florida and her MA and PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.