Erik Moss, Senior Associate, Strategic Philanthropy

Erik received his early education in public schools in Fargo, North Dakota and later attended the University of Minnesota, earning a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish Studies. After graduating in 2010, he packed a suitcase and moved to Santander, Spain, where he lived and worked as an English teacher for two years before returning to the States to serve as an AmeriCorps member with Reading Partners in Dallas. It was there where he was bitten by the “service bug” while sharing his love of learning with children at Foster Elementary.

More recently, Erik worked for the Catholic Charities of Dallas, supervising a dual-generation, literacy-based education program for adults and their children. Erik has been actively involved in community-wide efforts to improve student achievement through The Commit! Partnership and Southern Methodist University’s The School Zone here in Dallas.

Erik believes a quality education forms part of the larger social contract between the government and its people. It is our moral obligation as citizens to demand that it be fulfilled for the sake of our city, state, and nation and to advocate on behalf of those whose voices cannot yet be heard.