Join us virtually for an afternoon with Eva Moskowitz, the founder of Success Academy Charter Schools, which operates 47 schools in NYC.
About this Event
In this edition of Building It, Eva will talk to us about how she started her work in education, her experience building an organization that serves 20,000 students & their families, what differentiates Success Academy's approach, & how the network is harnessing technology to conduct remote learning & scale impact.
About the speaker:
A preeminent educator & national leader in education reform, Eva Moskowitz has dedicated her career to advocating for children's futures. She founded Success Academy Charter Schools in 2006 to solve the national education crisis - & empower students across neighborhoods & racial, ethnic, & socioeconomic lines to excel & achieve. Eva began her leadership in education reform as the New York City Council's chair of the Education Committee, where her groundbreaking oversight hearings exposed a deeply dysfunctional system. The experience fueled her commitment to transforming educational outcomes for all children. Eva's work has been widely recognized, including honors from the Manhattan Institute, the Robin Hood Foundation, & the Foundation for Excellence in Education. She is also the author of several books, including Mission Possible & The Education of Eva Moskowitz. Eva earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in American History from Johns Hopkins University, & holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Tufts University.
About Success Academy Charter Schools:
Success Academy Charter Schools are free public K-12 schools open to all children in the state through a random lottery. With 47 schools across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, & Queens, Success Academy enrolls 20,000 students, primarily children of color from low-income households in disadvantaged neighborhoods: 74% receive free or reduced-price lunch, 94% are students of color, 16% have disabilities, & 8% are English language learners. In 2020, 100% of SA's third & largest class of 99 graduating seniors were accepted to college, with 22% accepted to highly selective & 47% to selective institutions, with robust financial aid packages; 82% of the class will be the first in their families to attend college.