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The Moody's Foundation
It is no exaggeration to say that Cooke could never have achieved all that we have at the Cooke Center Academy without The Moody's Foundation's commitment to our students. When Moody’s first approached Cooke about supporting our school back in 2003, we were serving 25 high school students in two partner schools.
Today, the Cooke Center Academy is a stand-alone model high school in the Soho community serving 125 students. In addition to academics and integrated therapy, we also partner with dozens of local businesses, corporations, arts organizations, and nonprofits, who provide real-life experience to our students through internships and off-site education experiences.
The planning, research and relationship building required for this kind of programming would simply not have been possible without the generous and sustained partnership of The Moody's Foundation.
Since that first grant, Moody’s has remained one of our most loyal and generous donors. Every year, in addition to a grant, they send Moody's employees to the Cooke Center Academy to assist them with their job hunting and interviewing skills. Last year, they organized a scavenger hunt at the Museum of Natural History for our students and individuals from the company have been involved on Cooke’s board, committees and events throughout the year. Several years ago, in recognition of their sustained support, we dedicated the Transition Office in the Academy to the company, renaming it “The Moody’s Foundation Transition Office.”
Having Moody's as a lead donor and the relationship that has grown out of that first grant has inspired confidence among potential donors and allowed Cooke to secure new sources of program funding.
Cooke is enormously grateful to Moody's for their continued support of our mission and our students.