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David A. Brown Scholarship

Sherin and Lodgen established the David A. Brown Scholarship Fund in 2008. Created in memory of our partner and friend, the fund provides annual scholarships to the Citizen Schools’ 8th Grade Academy, a Boston-wide pilot program. The first grant was funded by the firm, providing scholarships to two students for the 2008-09 school year.

David Brown was a long-time supporter of Citizen Schools. Under his leadership, Sherin and Lodgen LLP has been one of the only Boston mid-sized firms to continuously volunteer for the Citizen School’s Legal Apprenticeship Program. In many ways, David set the standard for all of us – as both a lawyer and a citizen.

Citizen Schools was founded in Boston in 1995 as an after school program with the mission “to bring new solutions to the challenge of young adult education: more time, more relevance, and more caring adults.” Since its inception, the organization has grown into a national network of after school programs, with 44 sites serving over 3,800 students.

In the Citizen Schools’ model, students from urban public middle schools enroll in a full year program to extend their learning day. For three hours five days a week, students receive academic support and take part in team-building activities. Twice a week they participate in hands-on “apprenticeships” run by adult volunteers, spending a semester on such as activities as magazine publishing and website design. Several Sherin and Lodgen attorneys and staff run an intensive mock trial apprenticeship each year for local middle school students in conjunction with Discovering Justice. Click here to learn more.

Please contact Michael M. Sullivan, Sherin and Lodgen’s tax attorney, for questions regarding donations.