Moody Foundation Awards $13 Million for Student Achievement

Moody Foundation Awards $13 Million for Student Achievement

The Moody Foundation in Galveston, Texas, has announced grants totaling nearly $13 million to seven educational organizations through its Generation Moody program.

Focused on student achievement in areas such as literacy, science, technology, and math, Generation Moody was launched earlier this year to provide Galveston Island students with "cradle-to-career" support to help guide them in their educational journey. An inaugural round of grants awarded through the program was focused on helping the Galveston Independent School District improve its summer and afterschool programs and scale its professional development programs.

A second round of grants totaling nearly $13 million will continue to support efforts in those areas while also funding professional development for social emotional learning and specific dual-credit expenses for secondary and Galveston College students. Recipients of the grants include Ambassadors Preparatory Academy, the Galveston Children's Museum, Holy Family Catholic SchoolNia Cultural Center, Upward Hope Academy, Causeway Galveston, and Galveston Career Connect.

"The Moody Foundation is dedicated to Galveston's future, and that future begins with children and their education," said the foundation's executive director, Frances Moody-Dahlberg. "Through Generation Moody, Galveston is uniting around students to create a stronger community with more opportunity for every child."

(Photo credit: Galveston Children's Museum)