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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Helps Staten Island Public School Introduce Ocean-Themed Curriculum to First-Graders
Boston, MA, January 10, 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 P.S. 22 Graniteville School in Staten Island, New York. The grant will help introduce a year-long ocean theme curriculum to first-grade students that incorporates literacy and art lessons. The grant will help purchase books, reading tablets and art supplies for student activities.
Brenda Sperling, P.S. 22 Graniteville School first-grade teacher and grant applicant, said, “A thematic curriculum helps to engage children in the learning process with a variety of lessons and projects in subjects from art and music to science and math. A common theme keeps student learning focused on a broad concept while touching on specific knowledge and skills throughout. Thanks to the Charitable Foundation, our first-graders can benefit from this experiential learning program.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “Thematic educational programs provide one of the best vehicles for integrating content areas in a way that makes sense to children and helps them learn and apply it in a meaningful way. We are happy to support the P.S. 22 Graniteville School in this endeavor.”
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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