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news: Press Release 2015:August 24:Kiddie Science

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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Helps Bring

Science Program to Brooklyn, NY Families

Boston, MA, August 24, 2015 – 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 Kiddie Science, a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization aimed at presenting science to young children. The grant will help fund the organization’s Family Science program to ensure the program is free of charge for all participants.

Carmen Castillo-Barrett, Kiddie Science Executive Director and Science Teacher, said, “The goal of the Family Science program is to engage families in exploring science together. By bringing parents and caregivers in as participants alongside their children, we hope to not only reach the young scientists, but to engage and empower their grown-ups to actively support their children’s learning process. Thanks to the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation grant, we can continue to offer this program at no cost to families in Brooklyn.”

Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “The involvement of parents and other caregivers in their children’s learning is crucial to developing an interest in and ability to learn science. Research shows that when parents play an active role, their children achieve greater success as learners, regardless of economics, race/ethnicity, or the parents’ own level of education. We are pleased to support Kiddie Science.”

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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