Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Academy, has just won a 250,000 grant and plans to open a college readiness program. She accepted the Broad Prize, funded by Public Charter Schools, at the National Charter School conference in DC. The grant will go towards the college readiness programs for Success students. This amount of money is nothing compared to the reported 60 million the school took in from its support in the wealthy hedge fund sector. That revenue is an increase of 42 million from the previous year.
Eva Moskowitz believes that this award, among other recognition, shows that students from even the poor inner city neighborhoods can win. Success Academy will also be launching the Success Academy Education Institute. The first project from the new Institute will be the release of the reading curriculum on a digital platform and made available for free.
Success Academy has always been a leader and champion for charter schools in NY. They just recently won a two year long battle for freedom to run the pre-k programs the way they desire. NY refused to pay them 720,000 in tuition reimbursement due to Success Academy’s refusal to sign the contract regulating pre-k programs. The contract places restrictions on certain things, like amount of time using electronic devices or field trips. Moskowitz believed that this interference was too much. An appellate judge agreed that the city has the right to inspect but not regulate. Success Academy and Eva Moskowitz continues to prove that charter schools can work and help kids from even the roughest of circumstances.
Sawyer Howitt is very young, but he’s already learning how to be a professional in many respects. He’s already working for his father David Howitt’s company, Meriwether Group in Portland, OR. Meriwether Group is a financial services company that seeks to help startups acquire capital and various financing, and Sawyer is already putting his business skills to work in project management. Much of what drives Howitt is discipline and commitment to seeing tasks through and ability to form ideas out of thin air. He also possesses much of the same people skills that his father has been known for in his business deals.
Howitt’s skills range from a broad variety of computer office management in IT software, to learning finances and working with brands and logos. Howitt is involved with local Portland volunteer organizations that teach responsibility and fighting for diversity and equality in all things. Prior to joining the project management department at Meriwether Group, Howitt worked for a small juice bar shop in Portland. But also little known in Sawyer Howitt’s life achievements is playing racquetball.
Sawyer Howitt has taken a keen interest in this sport largely because like being in a business accelerator or starting your own business, you have to be driven by your own personal ambitions and don’t have to be limited by others to be successful. Howitt has learned to master serves and study the various angles that racquetball entails. In fact, becoming successful at racquetball for Sawyer is rewarding because it’s one of the most complex sports in the world. Like mastering project managing, mastering racquetball for Sawyer Howitt also entails a lot of research and ingenuity to really become good. But he also can thank his coach for the success he’s had, just as his father has also helped him in his business endeavors.
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