Boston, MA, May 14, 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 The John F. Kennedy (JFK) School in Boston, MA. Specifically, grant dollars will be used to purchase six iPads and cases for students in the school’s to first-grade Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) classroom.
Martha Jones, The JFK School first-grade teacher and grant applicant, said, “All 22 of my students are in the first few years of learning English. Using iPads in my classroom will allow me to work more easily with small groups of students and target their individual language needs. The iPad has many engaging programs and apps that are geared toward language learners that I can use to motivate and engage students in English-based stories.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. said, “Technology, such as the iPad, can offer powerful visual and audio resources for students who may have limited or no English skills. We are pleased to provide students at The JFK School with a tool that can help improve their learning experience.”
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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