Eva Moskowitz is the current founder and CEO for Success Academy charter schools. Moskowitz gained a passion for education by attending the University of Pennsylvania. Later, she attended Johns Hopkins University for a Masters and PhD. Operating Success Academy in New York City, Moskowitz provides quality education for low-income students in the inner-city neighborhoods. Since the creation of Success Academy, the charter school continues to grow.
Recently Eva Moskowitz received a Broad Prize in the amount of $250,000 from the National Charter School Conference in Washington, D.C. While Success Academy receives support from hedge funding, the $250,000 prize will support college-readiness programs for the students at Success Academy. Although the Broad Foundation award will support Success students for future college endeavors, the award is a recognition of the success of the charter school. Moskowitz believes that by winning the award it acknowledges that students from poor neighborhoods can receive the same or better education as students in the suburbs.
As the success of Success Academy continues to rise, Eva Moskowitz is set to start the Success Academy Education Institute. With the Institute project, Eva Moskowitz will release the charter school’s educational tricks on a public network. The first project aims to provide the Success Academy’s reading curriculum. The reading curriculum will be made available on a digital platform to educators for free. Along with the expansion of the Education Institute, Eva Moskowitz recently won a State Supreme Court ruling. The ruling stated that Success Academy’s pre-kindergarten classes are not under the jurisdiction of the city of New York. The win for Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy allows the charter school to be independent.