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.
e.Bricks Digital is a digital media company that’s recently made it onto the scene. Owned by Duda Melzer, who’s CEO of both the digital media company and RBS Group has helped local businesses to advance. Using funding such as venture capital, many Brazilian businesses have made it online. These companies had been hand-picked. Not just anyone was able to receive funding; strict criteria must be met and the companies must already be established. Other funding and private equity offerings were made to “new” startups, however, the amount provided was far less. The new startups are required to have a huge potential for success. This is a great initiative for Brazil as it’s relatively new in the digital marketing sector.
In an article on Estadao, Duda Melzer’s background in marketing and entrepreneurial studies assisted him in being so well prepared for this market. Having worked at other media companies, and even in the financial sector as an analyst; Duda had the skill set necessary to make such large investments and sharp business decisions. He assisted both a well-known wine distributor and art show make their presence online. Both have been wildly successful, and serve as models for other online businesses.
Duda’s educational experience also assisted him in being prepared to take on such large tasks. Being a graduate of Harvard University’s MBA program and a bachelor’s degree program in Brazil; he’s certainly well educated. Duda also formed many connections through his schooling putting him in a great position to be a leader. Duda Melzer has served on ethical boards in the media industry. Choosing to “self-regulate,” Duda and his company impose an even greater standard upon themselves than the industry norm. His company is rather transparent in posting information regarding news releases and corporate initiatives regarding both business and social matters. Duda Melzer and RBS Group stand out due to their extraordinary efforts and contributions. More details can be found on Crunchbase.