Boston, MA, January 9, 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 Robert L. Bailey, Elementary, IV School in Providence, RI to expand its reading program. Specifically, the grant will be used to help purchase a Leveled Literacy Intervention system, which is designed to improve literacy achievement for struggling readers through engaging leveled books and fast-paced systematically designed lessons.
Maureen Nosal, Robert L. Bailey Elementary, IV School reading coach and grant applicant, said, “Improving our school’s reading program is particularly important for our English learners and our struggling readers. With the help of the Brown Rudnick Community Grant, we will have the proper resources to expand our literacy program and help strengthen our students’ reading skills.
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “Having effective reading programs in elementary schools is vital for students to develop literacy skills at an early age. We’re proud to support the literacy program at Robert L. Bailey Elementary, IV to bring more high-quality reading materials to teachers and 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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