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news: Press Releases: 2012 June 11: Community Grant Awarded

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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Helps Brooklyn Students Learn That Healthy Eating is Hip

Boston, MA, June 11, 2012 – The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity established by attorneys from Brown Rudnick LLP, has awarded a Community Grant to Seeds in the Middle for educational materials and supplies for its Hip2B Healthy Program at P.S. 221 in central Brooklyn.

Seeds in the Middle, named by fourth graders, is partnering with P.S. 221's faculty, students, families and the larger community to pilot the first Hip2B Healthy School in response to the obesity epidemic. P.S. 221 is one of three New York City neighborhoods with the highest rates of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Grant applicant, Nancie Katz, said, “We are creating a model that will prove to a community of at-risk families and teachers that healthy kids not only feel better but they are more successful academically and in life. We empower students and the community to get healthy through a strategy that provides access to all they need for well-being in an area with few quality supermarkets or opportunities for exercise. Teachers and students grow edible gardens, conduct a student-run Hip2B Healthy Market, work with chefs to cook nutritiously, and engage in exercise programs. Our goal is to serve as a model for other schools with similar demographics to demonstrate that underserved schools can improve health and student performance at the same time.”

According to Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., “We are pleased to support Seeds in the Middle, which is working to bridge the connection between a healthy lifestyle and higher academic achievement. The innovative Hip2B Healthy Program is providing a model for teachers on how arts, gardening, cooking, physical fitness and environmental education can be integrated into the classroom curriculum.”

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, 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 www.brownrudnickcenter.com/foundation/communitygrant.asp.   

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