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 Community Preparatory School in Providence, Rhode Island. The grant will help fund a three-day program for 32 students to attend The Farm School in Athol, Massachusetts next spring. Students will work alongside farmers and naturalists and become fully integrated into the farm’s operations.
Anita Bench, Community Preparatory School principal and grant applicant, said, “For most of our students, attending The Farm School will be their first adventure outside the city. We’ve found that students who have attended the program in the past bring a new understanding of and appreciation for nature. Thanks to the Foundation, our students will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what it means to be a steward of the earth.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., said, “We are pleased to support the Community Preparatory School’s efforts to incorporate experiential learning into their curriculum. Visits to farms can help students establish a wide range of skills including sensory learning and an understanding of scientific concepts.”
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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