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Foundation grant will buy textbooks for Urban College downtown

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  April 18, 2013 06:00 PM

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A charitable foundation established by lawyers at a downtown firm has awarded a two-year college for underserved students with a grant to purchase textbooks for use by students who cannot afford their own.

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., a non-profit grant-maker created by attorneys from Brown Rudnick LLP, awarded a grant that will allow the Urban College of Boston, located on Tremont Street across from Boston Common, to buy new and used textbooks for its learning resource center.

Nancy Daniel, the college’s interim academic dean, said in a statement that the grant provides opportunities for underprivileged students.

“The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation grant will enable us to set up a reserve section of our learning resource center and have copies of textbooks available for students who cannot afford to buy their own books,” Daniel said in the statement. “We believe this will give all our students an opportunity to excel in their classwork.”

The foundation was formed to support inner-city educators who often lack a voice in funding decisions at their schools. Each month, it awards grants to small-scale projects expected to show results in a short time frame. Its grants support schools in cities where it has offices, including Boston, Hartford, Providence, New York City, Washington D.C., and London, England.

For more information about the program, visit www.brownrudnickcenter.com/foundation/community-grant.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com.
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