Boston, MA, August 13, 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 School of the Future in New York, NY. The grant will be used to purchase three computers as part of a virtual reality curriculum designed to help 10th-grade English students sharpen their literacy skills.
Adam Kinory, The School of the Future 10th-grade English teacher and grant applicant, said, “We believe that we can remediate the existing achievement gap by using computers and virtual reality to deepen students’ understanding of words and readings. Virtual reality programs equalize learning opportunities by allowing us to immerse the student in a visual image that conveys the feelings of the words.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. said, “Technology has become an integral part of the classroom. We are pleased to help provide these computers to enhance teaching practices, and in turn, improve learning outcomes for these 10th grade students.”
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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