Boston, MA, February 5, 2019 – 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 Academy for Career Exploration, a public district charter high school in Providence, RI. The grant will enable the school to purchase approximately 275 classic literary novels and a bookcase to help 60 11th-grade students improve their SAT scores.
Denise Burke, Head ELA teacher and Internship Coordinator, said, “We want to embolden our students to carry a book with them at all times so that they can excel on test day. Thanks to the Community Grant, students will have access to four to five books at any given time. They subsequently have a better opportunity to be competitive college applicants and even qualify for merit-based grants.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. said, “We are pleased to support the Academy for Career Exploration in their efforts to elevate the reading skills of their students. We hope these new books will lead students to college entrance exam success.”
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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