The Moody Foundation in Galveston, Texas, has announced grants totaling more than $6 million to three educational organizations focused on helping local students access career-readiness programs.
Awarded though the foundation's Generation Moody program, which was launched earlier this year, the grants will support student achievement in areas such as literacy, science, technology, and math. A previous round of Generation Moody grants focused on professional development for social emotional learning and connecting high school students with higher education by funding dual credit course expenses with Galveston College.
This third round of grants will be used to expand secondary programs, fund non-tuition expenses, and offer enrichment classes for educators. Recipients include Odyssey Academy, in support of secondary programs aimed at expanding growth and curriculum innovation; Galveston College, in support of non-tuition expenses, equipment purchases, and testing fees; and Comp-U-Dopt, in support of computer educational classes. To date, grants totaling more than $27 million have been awarded through the program.
"Education is crucial in maintaining the vitality of the Galveston community. Across Texas and the country, cities are in competition to attract companies and residents," said Ross R. Moody, trustee of the Moody Foundation. "Having an educated, career-ready workforce and high-quality schools and youth programs will help Galveston be a competitive city for decades to come."