Boston, MA, August 2, 2015 – The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity established by attorneys from the law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, awarded a Community Grant to “Read To A Child” in Hartford, Connecticut. Specifically, the grant will help purchase new books for the lunchtime reading program. Read To A Child will recognize the Foundation’s support with a bookplate in the front of each new book.
Sophie Webb, Read To A Child School Coordinator and grant applicant, commented, “We are excited to improve our library in support of the Lunchtime Reading Program. The funding for new books will provide new learning opportunities for the children in the program. It will also help them progress to grade-level reading and beyond. We are grateful for the support of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “The Read To A Child program aligns with the Foundation’s mission to improve inner-city education. Working to address the achievement gap through the Lunchtime Reading Program helps alleviate the adverse effects of poor literacy and expands children’s opportunities for success. We are pleased to offer our support.”
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 here.
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