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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Helps Josiah Quincy Elementary School Create Makerspace Learning Area
Boston, MA, April 30, 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 Josiah Quincy Elementary School located in the Chinatown area of Boston, Mass. The grant will help fund a Makerspace learning area in the school’s library and will help purchase STEM books, Lego’s, science kits, robotics, and additional art and technology projects for students.
Heidi Boulogne, Josiah Quincy Elementary School librarian and grant applicant, said, “We are thankful for the support of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation. We hope to create a space that encourages student exploration, science experiments, engineering, building, art projects, and more.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “The Maker movement emphasizes creation and creativity, and we are pleased to help this Chinatown-area library expand its offerings to provide students with hands-on opportunities for exploration and learning.”
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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