Boston, MA, January 25, 2018 – 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 Horace Mann School for the Deaf in Boston, MA. The grant will be used to help purchase four iPads for bilingual students to use to record their writing and improve their fluency in both American Sign Language and English.
Rebecca McVey, Horace Mann School for the Deaf fifth-grade teacher and grant applicant, said, “Just as an English class needs dictionaries, pencils and paper, our bilingual classes have a similar need. Students need a method for capturing their thoughts as they write in their native language or English. Thanks to this Community Grant, our students will have iPads to use as a library of reference and as a tool for recording writing in American Sign Language and translating the signs into English.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “We recognize the positive impact that iPads can have in the classroom. We are happy to provide students at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf with a learning tool that can assist with written and visual language 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 http://www.brownrudnickcenter.com/foundation/community-grant.
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