Brooke Sydnor Curran founded RunningBrooke in May of 2009 as a philanthropic fund under ACT of Alexandria. The goals were to prepare children for kindergarten by funding early childhood education programs, support children already in school by funding literacy, mentoring and life-skills programs and encourage kids to get outside and moving by funding after-school physical activities and renovations to playgrounds. Brooke pledged to raise money by doing something she excelled at – running marathons. The first grant cycle in 2010 awarded $20,000 to fund bi-lingual, pre-school education for at risk children.
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