Boston, MA, November 13, 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./I.S. 48 School in Staten Island, New York. The grant will be used to purchase the school uniforms for low-income students.
Besim Mehmedovic, P.S./I.S. 48 teacher and grant applicant, said, “At P.S./I.S. 48, we have a required school uniform, which we believe eliminates the stress related to school clothing for our parents and encourages school spirit among our students. Unfortunately, there are families who cannot afford to purchase the school attire. Thanks to the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation, these students will be able to obtain the required uniforms.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “School uniforms can reduce competition among students and improve school spirit. The uniforms can also reduce economic and social barriers between students that often lead to bullying. We are happy to help low-income P.S./I.S. 48 students purchase school uniforms, and to help the school create a unified community.”
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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