news: Press Releases: 2013 September 30: Community Grant Awarded
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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to KIPP DC College Preparatory for the Purchase of High School Library Books
Boston, MA, September 30, 2013 – The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity established by attorneys from the law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, awarded a Community Grant to KIPP DC, a network of public, college-preparatory charter schools in Washington, D.C. which serves the city’s under-resourced communities. The grant will be used to purchase library books for the KIPP DC high school library.
According to KIPP DC teacher and grant applicant, Lelac Almagor, “The students at KIPP are working incredibly hard to get to college, often in the face of considerable obstacles. In order to grow as readers, they need access to a wide range of interesting, inviting, and challenging literature. Through the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation’s grant, I hope to stock our classroom library with books that will get and keep our kids excited about reading.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., added, “Many high school students struggle to become confident and proficient readers. Often the best way for students to develop an appreciation for reading is through extensive independent reading. We are pleased that the Foundation grant will be used to encourage inner-city high school students to read more for pleasure.”
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, 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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