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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Helps Brooklyn High School Students Learn About U.S. Immigration History
Boston, MA, April 26, 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 Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Brooklyn, New York. The grant will help pay for 45 students to take a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
Regina Karagach, Franklin D. Roosevelt High School guidance counselor and grant applicant, said, “Franklin D. Roosevelt High School is a public high school with the largest immigrant population in the city. Many of our students are English language learners, and I think taking them to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty is a great way for them to learn about the city and our country’s history.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “We are pleased to support Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and give the students a chance to visit two historical landmarks in New York.”
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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