Eva Moskowitz believes that every child can succeed in school and deserves the opportunity for a proper education. It is her life’s mission to change the thinking that children from low-income, minority communities cannot excel academically, and she worked for decades to make her dream a reality.
Eva Moskowitz is the founder and CEO of Success Charter Schools. She began the original Success Academy in Harlem in 2006, and as of now, they operate 41 schools and employee hundreds of teachers. Eva Moskowitz has built the largest and most respected charter school network in New York City, giving an opportunity to thousands of underprivileged students trapped in failing schools.
Eva Moskowitz was recently in Washington, D.C. to accept the Broad Prize, which every year goes to the charter school operator that demonstrates outstanding scholastic results for students that come from low-income and minority neighborhoods. Besides the prestige, the award comes with a $250,000 grant. The grant money will be used to fund college readiness programs for students at Success Academy. Eva Moskowitz said she appreciates the recognition of the school’s accomplishments with underserved children.
A big part of the program at Success is getting and keeping parents involved in the education process. Eva Moskowitz believes that many schools view parents as obstacles to progress, while at Success parents are seen as essential partners in the achievements of their children. The parental involvement in their child’s studies goes to prove that no matter where people come from, no matter what income or background, parents want their kids to succeed in life. Eva Moskowitz and Success Charter Schools have given this incredible opportunity to thousands of parents and students.