Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation grantees welcomed students back to school this month. For many students, September marked a return to in-person education after a year of virtual learning. We are excited to support our grantees as they begin a new academic year!
The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation provides annual Relationship Grants to education focused non-profits and schools who work with underserved populations in the cities where we have offices. We are honored to support these valuable organizations as they make a positive difference in their communities.
University of California, Irvine School of Law welcomed students back to the Saturday Academy of Law (SAL). The program provides ninth grade students from underserved communities with the opportunity to improve academic skills while learning more about the legal profession and higher education. Attorneys, law students, faculty, and members of the judiciary participate in SAL as volunteer speakers, coaches, and mentors. For many students, the program provides a successful pipeline to prestigious universities, including University of California and California State University campuses, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and Brown University. This year, two former SAL participants will give back to the program as Teaching Assistants as they prepare for law school.
The Charlestown High School Science Mentoring Program is back! After a break last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, high school mentors will once again be paired with middle school students to provide academic support and compete in physics and chemistry competitions. Over 100 students from diverse backgrounds participate, including English learners and special needs students. The program helps to build community across grades 7-12 and promote the joy and wonder of scientific exploration. Current CHS mentor-in-training Mari is excited to participate in the program this year, stating, “I love science and I can’t wait to share amazing science with the middle schoolers!”