Boston, MA, December 7, 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 Brooklyn College Academy in Brooklyn, NY. The grant will help purchase lab equipment needed to implement the ChemEarth Connect program for 40 ninth and tenth-graders to participate in 5 lab experiences.
Lauren Perkins, Brooklyn College Academy tenth-grade chemistry teacher and grant applicant, said “Programs like ChemEarth Connect provide students with hands-on, real-world learning that connects students to the actual work they could do in the STEM world. Thanks to the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation, our students have the opportunity to explore STEM-related concepts, which in turn could spark a passion for a future career in a STEM field.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “We recognize the importance of STEM education and are pleased to support the work that the Brooklyn College Academy is doing to provide students with exciting STEM opportunities.”
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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