Boston, MA, August 13, 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 Read to a Child in Hartford, CT to support its Lunchtime Reading Program at the MD Fox School in Hartford. The grant will be used to purchase additional books and supplies for English Language Learners participating in the Lunchtime Reading Program.
Gina Broadbent, Greater Hartford Read to a Child Director and grant applicant, said, “Our Lunchtime Reading Program matches adult volunteer readers with students for a weekly read-aloud session during the students’ lunch break. The program works to build literacy skills, a love of reading, and self-confidence in underserved elementary school students. We are grateful for the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation’s support to help us extend the program to additional students.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. said, “Research shows that regularly reading aloud to children enhances comprehension and creates a desire to read among young children. We are pleased to support Read to a Child and its mission to generate enthusiasm for books and reading and to improve children’s fundamental literacy skills.”
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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