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 P.S. 48 School in Staten Island, New York. The grant will be used for a coding curriculum designed for kindergarten through second-grade students. Specifically, the grant will be used to purchase educational robots that will be used to teach young students how to code.
Jayne Pearlmutter, P.S. 48 STEM teacher and grant applicant, said, “Our school community believes in teaching our students the necessary skills they need to succeed in the future, and developing a coding curriculum is one way we can help them prepare. Thanks to the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation, we can teach our youngest students the fundamentals of coding, improving their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “Coding is becoming a critical skill for success in the 21st Century. Studies have shown that coding in the classroom improved problem-solving and analytical reasoning, and students who have coding skills are better able to construct, hypothesize, evaluate, and draw conclusions. We are happy to support P.S. 48 with its endeavor.”
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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