Boston, MA, July 11, 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 P.S. 21 The Margaret P. Emery Elm Park School in Staten Island, New York. The grant will be used to purchase LEGO WeDo Kits for an upcoming school robotics club. The students will combine construction sets with the LEGO WeDo education software and activity packs to build models using motors and sensors.
Patricia Wong, P.S. 21 media librarian and grant applicant, said, “My students are very motivated and excited about hands-on, inquiry-based projects in augmented and virtual reality, coding and robotics. The addition of LEGO WeDo Kits and a robotics club will further students’ knowledge in these areas and help them explore a series of cross-curricular activities.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “Hands-on activities can help improve learning and increase students’ engagement at school. Our grant will support P.S. 21 as they develop a robotics club, which will help boost students’ problem-solving, creative-thinking and collaboration skills.”
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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