Past Grants – Spring 2018

7000 Children stay focused

RunningBrooke Celebrates our Spring 2018

Move2Learn Grant Partners

In RunningBrooke announced a $108,749.00 reinvestment into the Alexandria community through its Spring 2018 Move2Learn Grant Awards. We wish to thank our supporters for making this important work possible.

All twenty-five Move2Learn grant recipients focus on the important intersection of physical activity and increased academic performance. Studies show that active kids have better focus, improved on-task behavior, and better academic performance than their less-active peers. This year’s teachers and partners provide brain-boosting activities that support students in the classroom, during tutoring, and in before- and after-school programs across the city.

In total, RunningBrooke will grant $108,749.00 to twenty-five Alexandria teachers and nonprofit partners who collectively serve more than 7,000 at-risk children. Spring 2018’s partners include:

ACPS classrooms and programs:

  • Bicycling in the Schools
  • WARP Word Analysis with Rhythm and Poetry
  • Writing Workshops with Movement
  • Brain Boosts and Book Clubs
  • Take Home Reading Project Energized with Brain Boosts
  • Bicycling in the Schools
  • Speed Cup Stacking at John Adams Elementary
  • PE 25th Hour at TC Williams High School
  • Books and Brain Booster Ideas at William Ramsay Elementary
  • Indoor and Outdoor Scooters at William Ramsay Elementary
  • ACPS Splash Swim Program

Nonprofit Partners:

  • Alexandria Tutoring Consortium
  • Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia (CIS NOVA)
  • Community Lodgings
  • Friends of Huntley Meadows Park
  • Girls on the Run of NOVA
  • Jane Franklin Dance
  • Local Motion Project
  • QuinTango Inc
  • YoKid…Stretch Your Limits
  • PKMove for ACPS – LINK Club
  • Alexandria Soccer Association
  • Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
  • The Child and Family Network Centers


ACPS Swimming Program

ACPS Swimming

ACPS Circus Club

ACPS Circus Club at James K. Polk Elementary

ACPS Alternative Seating at George Mason Elementary

Alternative Seating George Mason

Alexandria Soccer Association

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium

The Child & Family Network Centers

Child and Family Network Centers

Communities in Schools NOVA

Communities in Schools NOVA

Community Lodgings

Community Lodgings

Friends of Huntley Meadows

Huntley Meadows

Girls on the Run NoVA Mini-Grant

Girls on the Run NoVA

Jane Franklin Dance

Jane Franklin Dance

The Local Motion Project

Local Motion Project

PK Move

PK Move at LINK Club

Alexandria Country Day School Mini-Grant

Alexandria Country Day School Gardening

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Sympatico




“We were honored to work with so many leaders in our community who value the inclusion of physical activity during the school day. Running changed the trajectory of my life, and being active brings me the focus, mental clarity, and stamina I need to build an organization that has now helped tens of thousands of kids across our city. RunningBrooke’s goal is to ensure that every child in Alexandria experiences these same benefits,” said Brooke Sydnor Curran, RunningBrooke’s Founder and CEO.

Since its inception, RunningBrooke has reinvested well over $1 million back into the City of Alexandria, building 2 playgrounds — and working on its 3rd — in underserved neighborhoods, and has worked with more than 40 nonprofit, public and private partners. During this time, Brooke has run one marathon every month to keep the attention focused on our kids. Brooke has run over 110 marathons — that’s more than 5,130,000 steps! She runs with asthma and pays for all of her own travel expenses and fees.

Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions!

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