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In 1859, newly-settled Franciscan Brothers established St. Francis Academy, the first private school in the Diocese of Brooklyn. The Academy was created to educate the boys of the Diocese, but twenty-five years later, trustees of the Academy were given proper

St. John’s University is one of America’s leading Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life and New York vitality. In preparation for an unprecedented fundraising and community engagement initiative, St. John’s University partnered with Changing