Half a Million Dollar Grant Awarded to Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy Charter School

Hebrew Public school awarded grant from Borough President Adams
Grant provides $500,000 for science & technology

New York – The office of Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams has awarded a $500,000 capital grant to Hebrew Language Academy (HLA) for “STEAM” (science, technology, engineering, art & design, and mathematics) equipment.

HLA is a flagship school of Hebrew Public, the charter management organization that manages three Hebrew-English public charter schools in New York and supports six affiliate schools across the country.

This fiscal year 2018 funding will provide technology tools designed to augment the school’s STEAM curriculum. It includes computers and carts for each of HLA’s 27 homerooms, a suite of virtual reality and robotics tools and STEAM carts and other equipment for all grades.

Jon Rosenberg, president and CEO of Hebrew Public, said this grant from Borough President Adams helps to support the network’s commitment to building and sustaining exceptional public charter schools that provide high quality instruction.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant from the borough president’s office. It allows us to equip our HLA students with skills to pursue advanced studies and to become scientifically literate in this increasingly technological age,” Rosenberg said. “We are deeply grateful for BP Adams’ support and we are excited to partner with him to strengthen our work.”

Founded in 2009, HLA is located in Mill Basin in Brooklyn’s District 22 and currently serves over 600 students from grades K-8.

Hebrew Public is leading a national movement of exceptional, diverse public charter schools that teach Modern Hebrew to children of all backgrounds and prepare them to be successful global citizens. The network includes schools in Brooklyn, Harlem, New Jersey, Washington, DC, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis.