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Believe in Students FAST Fund

Believe in Students FAST Fund

Faculty and Students Together. FAST.

The FAST (Faculty and Students Together) Fund, is AFT Local 212’s emergency economic fund.

The FAST Fund works closely with the MATC Foundation’s Dream Keepers program to maximize the dollars available to students. In some cases, we have helped students get Dream Keepers grants; in others, we have partnered with the college in assisting students. And in still other cases, we helped students when the college would not.

If a student is experiencing an economic emergency, the first thing they should do is apply for a

Dream Keepers grant. Here is the link for that: https://matc.dreamkeepers.org/

Dream Keepers takes forty-eight hours. If the emergency is eminent, have them call the Local 212 office 414 765-0910 for FAST fund assistance.

The FAST Fund does not use union dues. It is a separate non-profit organization funded entirely through voluntary contributions.

All donations to the FAST Fund are tax deductible.

You can contribute by writing a check to “Believe in Students Inc.” Drop it off or send it to the Local 212 office, 739 West Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee 53233.

During the fall the FAST Fund provide grants to 44 students that helped keep a roof over their heads, stay in school, purchase books and tools, feed their families and keep their cars running.

The students we helped came from a wide array of programs: Early Childhood, Paralegals, Nursing, Masonry, Nursing Assistant, Aviation, LAS, Dietetic Tech, Barber, Coz, Accounting, TV Video, IT Networking, IT Security, Dental Tech, Aviation, Respiratory Tech, Auto Tech, Legal Administrative Assistant, Real Estate, Human Resources, Culinary Arts, Biotech, and Chem Tech.

 

Local 212 Fast Fund Highlights – Fall 2017

  • Helped eight students avoid eviction.
  • Helped three homeless students obtain housing.
  • Helped four students pay MATC debt to stay enrolled.
  • Helped pay tuition for three students at the 150% rule.
  • Helped finance four car repairs.
  • Got four students eye exams and glasses.
  • Provided three students with food.
  • Helped students from the following programs: Early Childhood, Paralegals, Nursing, Masonry, Nursing Assistant, Aviation, LAS, Dietetic Tech, Barber, Coz, Accounting, TV Video, IT Networking, IT Security, Dental Tech, Aviation, Respiratory Tech, Auto Tech, Legal Administrative Assistant, Real Estate, Human Resources, Culinary Arts, Biotech, and Chem Tech
Believe In Students FAST Fund Flier (PDF)
Believe In Students FAST Fund Flier (PDF)
Believe In Students FAST Fund Gift of Sight (PDF)
Believe In Students FAST Fund Gift of Sight (PDF)
Believe In Students FAST Fund Application (PDF)
Believe In Students FAST Fund Application (PDF)
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