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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Helps Bring Enrichment Activities to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School


Boston, MA, November, 2016 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 Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Washington, D.C. The grant will help fund a student enrichment program coordinated by Communities In Schools of the Nation’s Capital (CIS) that includes activities such as robotics, yoga, sewing, painting and athletics.


CIS facilitates and coordinates the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life. CIS assesses the social and supportive services needs of targeted schools and brokers relationships between schools and community-based organizations in order to meet identified needs. Caring teams of social service providers form one-on-one relationships with students and work alongside parents, teachers and volunteers in an effort to keep young people in school.


Nigel Clavis, CIS Site Coordinator at King Elementary and grant applicant, said “We want to help engage our students in enrichment activities throughout the year to spark their interest in learning and help them stay engaged in school year-round. A CIS site coordinator will help organize and implement the enrichment activities at King Elementary School.”


Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “Enrichment activities are a great way to keep students engaged and help enhance their learning and creativity. We are pleased to support Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and its students.”


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  


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