Boston, MA, January 18, 2018 – 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 the Phillips Brooks House Association’s (PBHA) Mission Hill Afterschool Program (MHASP) in Boston, MA. The grant will be used to expand the MHASP’s library through the purchase of age-appropriate nonfiction and poetry books. To further increase student engagement, the grant will also support a campaign where student-written book reviews and student reviewer photos are printed and placed inside the book cover.
Laura Kanji, PBHA Administrative Director and grant applicant, said, “The addition of nonfiction and poetry books to our program’s library will support students’ literacy, while exposing them to new topic areas. Students will have an active role in choosing the books we purchase and in sharing them with their classmates. Furthermore, they will write a review of their book to be placed inside the book along with their photo, which will help encourage other students to read books they might not read otherwise.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “We are happy to help expand the PBHA’s Mission Hill Afterschool Program’s library. By growing the collection of nonfiction and poetry texts based on student requests, I hope we can help build enjoyment of reading, intrinsic motivation to read, and vocabulary skills for a diverse student body.”
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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