The Moakley Archive and Institute exhibit program presents historically-themed exhibits that explore themes related to our research collections such as the life and career of Congressman Joe Moakley and Suffolk University's history.
Our traveling exhibits can be borrowed for use in a variety of settings such as Suffolk University's campus, at town halls, government buildings, educational institutions and other organizations throughout Massachusetts in order to connect a wide variety of constituencies.
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Suffolk University has proudly hosted the The John Joseph Moakley Charitable Foundation award ceremony since 2003. The Moakley Foundation was established to continue the public service legacy of Congressman Moakley, whose career as a public servant spanned nearly 50 years and who had long championed improving educational opportunities for all people. To date the Moakley Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships and grants since its creation in 2001. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis each spring to applicants who demonstrate financial need, acceptance to a post-secondary vocational education program or to an institution of higher education for undergraduate or graduate study, and a desire to pursue public or charitable service as a vocation or as an avocation.
In addition to scholarships, the foundation also recognizes individuals with a life-long commitment to public service with the John Joseph Moakley Public Service Award.
Since 2007, the Moakley Institute has partnered with Suffolk's Organization for Uplifting Lives through Service, or S.O.U.L.S., and Suffolk's College of Arts and Sciences to sponsor service learning trips to El Salvador. These trips are designed to provide Suffolk students with a unique opportunity to live and work in the communities that Moakley visited and to learn about the lasting effects of his work there. Members of these delegations meet local families, attend presentations, and participate in community service projects that allow them to contribute directly to El Salvador’s rebuilding efforts.
Please consult the Winter Break page for information about upcoming trips.