The Foundation’s grantees are back in full swing! After a difficult year for education providers, several Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation grantees were able to welcome students back for summer programs. We’re excited to highlight their work and the impact they are making.
The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation provides annual Relationship Grants to education focused non-profits and schools that 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.
The New York Theatre Ballet, held their Summer Intensive in-person this year, welcoming students from the Foundation-supported LIFT program. LIFT is a full scholarship program that provides dance training, performance attire, transportation costs, tutoring, and mentorship to talented students from under-resourced communities. The Summer Intensive lessons culminated in original student choreographies for which the children selected music, created costumes, and performed for a public audience. LIFT alumna Loretta Young writes, “I have NYTB’s LIFT Program to thank for all of my successes. At 10 years old it changed my life. I was a foster child from the South Bronx. Often, I felt lost and unwanted. Dance changed that for me. I wish all children had the opportunity to be part of this program.”
East Boston High School recently held their first STEAM Community Day sponsored by the Foundation. The school hosted several tables and workshops centered around science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Over 200 East Boston students, family members, and community residents attended the event. Participants engaged in hands-on science experiments and learned about STEAM concepts. The Foundation also supports EBHS’s Science Enrichment program, encompassing a Science Mentoring Program between 3rd and 6th graders and the Young Women’s Empowerment Conference, Full STEAM Ahead.
Mousetrap Theatre Projects in London introduces live theatre to young people who otherwise may not have a chance to experience theatre. The organization teaches children about theatre, takes them to professional performances, and holds classes and camps that encourage students to create their own work. Mousetrap recently welcomed students to their Summer Stage program, a program supported by the Foundation. This year’s Summer Stage program focused on “dreams,” where the students worked together to create a piece of work based on their interpretation of dreams. The program culminated with a live performance for family and friends.