Boston, MA, January 31, 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 Young Women’s Leadership School in Queens, NY (TYWLS, Queens). The grant will be used to purchase materials for 60 eighth-grade students to participate in an inquiry-based exploration program, focused on growing and examining flowers.
Janu Mathai, TYWLS, Queens teacher and grant applicant, said, “Over the years, my students have shown remarkable aptitude when it comes to kinesthetic learning activities. Providing this type of laboratory investigations program will nurture the intellectual curiosity, creativity and developmental needs of these young women.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. said, “We understand the importance of kinesthetic and hands-on learning activities, which can aid in students’ overall cognitive development. We are pleased to fund a lab experience for the students at TYWLS, Queens to help strengthen their academic skills and boost their confidence.”
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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