Boston, MA, November 9, 2017 – 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 P396K, a District 75 Special Needs School in Brooklyn, New York. The grant will be used to help the school’s Community Outreach Committee purchase supplies to create a garden for the school’s special needs, low-income students.
Nicole Jackson, P396K paraprofessional and grant applicant, said, “We believe that the addition of a school garden will promote socialization among the students, and teach them about giving back to the community. More importantly, it will show the students that their disability does not prevent them from being successful community caregivers.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “We are pleased to support P396K’s garden. Creating and maintaining gardens can be therapeutic and is considered a tool to help special needs children to improve motor skills, enhance creativity, increase social skills and improve self-confidence. Gardening also reduces stress and helps children cope with anxiety and frustration.”
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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