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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Helps Establish a Writing Center at the Boston Teachers Union School


Boston, MA, June 12, 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 the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) School in Boston, MA. The grant will cover the one-time setup costs associated with furnishing an on-site, student-focused writing center in partnership with 826 Boston, a nonprofit organization that provides free writing and tutoring programs for Boston students ages 6 - 18. The 826 Boston Writers’ Room at the BTU School will provide students with tutoring and writing assistance during and after school.


Alice McCabe, fourth grade teacher at the Boston Teachers Union and grant applicant, said, “Having a dedicated space within our school will transform the culture of writing at the BTU School and will open a world of possibilities for my students. We are grateful to the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation for helping us establish this much-needed writing center.”


Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “Poor writing and research skills are a major impediment to student success, but public schools often don’t have the funds to provide students with writing tutors. We are glad to help establish a student writing center at the BTU School that will allow teachers to actively help students develop their written communication skills.”


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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