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January 7, 2021

Big Success for the Big Event

More than 150 St. Francis College students are volunteering to improve their community at six different sites across Brooklyn this Saturday, April 1 for The Big Event.

The College's Make a Difference Club is sponsoring The Big Event, a national movement that college students participate in to show their gratitude and desire to help others.

"As a Franciscan institution, we make it our mission to give back," said Alissa Catalano, Club Moderator and Donor Relations Associate in the College's Office of Development. "What better way to spend a Saturday than by spreading our Franciscan spirit throughout Brooklyn."

Catalano participated in The Big Event when she was in college and thought it would be a perfect fit at St. Francis. The Make a Difference Club ran with the idea, lining up volunteer opportunities for park clean-ups with Brooklyn Community Services and the Red Hook Conservancy as well opportunities with Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Trinity Human Service Center and the Women's Press Collective. The College will also host a group of children from Resurrection Brooklyn Heights for a day or sports and arts and crafts.

The day will begin at 9:00am with a blessing from Fr. Brian Jordan then between 10:00am and 2:00pm the students will volunteer at the various sites.


St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.

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