Boston, MA, January 10, 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 Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy in Washington, DC. The grant will help purchase a variety of library books and periodicals of interest to middle school students, including bilingual books for English Language Learners, high-interest/low-level texts for below grade level readers, and illustrated novels to support students who struggle with reading comprehension and text decoding.
Jennie Tomlinson, the school’s Librarian and grant applicant, said, “My goal for the library is to develop positive perceptions of reading and lifelong reading habits in all Chavez Prep scholars. Thanks to the Community Grant, high-quality books in a variety of reading levels and languages will be readily available to students to help achieve these goals.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. said, “Reading proficiency is the cornerstone of academic success. We are pleased to support the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy in their mission to instill lifelong reading habits in their middle school 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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