Boston, MA, April 24, 2017 – The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity established by attorneys from the law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, has awarded a Community Grant to Edwards Middle School in Boston, Mass. to help fund a student publishing project. Specifically, the grant will help purchase publishing kits for 80 sixth-grade students as part of their Common Core English/Language Arts class. As part of the class curriculum, students write personal narratives which they will publish and share with family, teachers, and community members.
Stephanie Crement, Edwards Middle School sixth-grade English/Language Arts teacher and guidance counselor, said, “This publishing project is the highlight of my students’ sixth-grade year. We are thankful for the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation grant, which will help these students foster a lifelong love of reading and writing.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “We are delighted to support Edwards Middle School and its sixth-grade students as they participate in this unique literacy project. We hope the program will empower students to see themselves as authors who have a voice that should be heard.”
Created to support front-line educators who often do not have a voice in funding decisions, the Community Grants subsidize small, concrete projects, which will improve inner-city education within Boston, Hartford, London, Orange County, Providence, New York, or Washington DC within the coming year. The Foundation will generally consider grant applications monthly and award grants in an amount totaling not more than $2000 in any one month. The grant applications and an explanation of the program can be found at http://www.brownrudnickcenter.com/foundation/community-grant.
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