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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Helps Providence Third-Grade Students Learn about Renewable Energy

Boston, MA, March 10, 2014 – 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 Webster Avenue Elementary School in Providence, RI for the purchase of wind turbine kits for a third-grade science class. The kits will be used as a teaching tool so students can understand why wind is a feasible source of energy.


Agnes Summerly, Webster Avenue School teacher and grant applicant, said, “As part of my teaching of renewable energy sources, my objective is to demonstrate how wind energy has become, and will continue to be, a powerful and necessary natural energy source. I am grateful for the support of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation.”


Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., said, “It is important for children to understand the various forms of energy and how they are stored, transferred and transformed. We are pleased to support Webster’s third-grade science class so students can learn about wind through hands-on learning investigation.”


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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