Education is a value embedded deep in the roots of our family’s history. Even prior to the formation of The Moniker Foundation, education was a value and focus passed on from one generation to the next. It is no surprise that our founder’s grandfather, Frank England, supported educational organizations such as the then Glenwood School for Boys, today known as the Glenwood Academy.
The Glenwood Academy had a rich history in shaping the educational culture that existed in Chicago in the late 1800s. From its early inception in 1877, the founders witnessed an extreme need to help boys who had found themselves in unfortunate situations with the law or their guardianship.
Rather than learning solely from a book or standard classroom materials, the school focused on education through skill development and leadership. The founding vision for Glenwood was to turn “child-saving” into “person-building” by transforming dependent children into self-sufficient adults who lived productive lives. The concept of the school was to provide a home and a proper training school for these dependent boys.
Glenwood Academy today upholds its founding vision and values. It remains the only boarding school in Illinois; providing children with a variety of ways to discover their talents and interests outside the classroom.
The Moniker Foundation upholds a similar vision in regards to our Scholarship Program. Not only do we want to financially assist our Scholars, but furthermore, and more importantly, we hope to instill the values and importance of community stewardship and work experience. We do this by asking our Scholars to complete community service projects as well as evaluate their time spent at school. Learn more about the Program by visiting our Scholarship Program page.