Born in 1964 in New York City, Eva Moscowitz has dedicated her life to the desire to assist impoverished children in receiving the benefits of an excellent education. Her Success Academy Charter Schools, which is based in New York City, is a program that advocates for innovative educational techniques that will best serve kids in run-down neighborhoods. Moscowitz firmly believes that children from these backgrounds have just as much potential as wealthier children and deserve the same opportunities.
One of Moscowitz’s passions is parental involvement. She always strongly encourages parents to play an active role in the education of their children, and she advocates for their being able to make choices about where their children go to school and who will teach them. She believes that many schools even in affluent areas are in dire need of an overhaul. Moscowitz has spent her career building new schools and helping to renovate old ones, a process that includes holding teachers to account when they fail to do what is best for students.
Recently, Moscowitz’s work received recognition in the form of the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. This award, which comes with $250,000, acknowledges the Success Academy’s positive work with children living in poverty. The money will help fund programs that will enable the Success Academy students to feel fully prepared for college.
Another recent development is the Success Academy Education Institute, which will use online means to share information about the academy’s proven methods. Hopefully, this will allow many schools to benefit from the successful techniques that Moscowitz and her team have developed.