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December 5, 2011

St. Francis Receives $15,000 From Staples Foundation to Support Summer Science Academy

The Staples Foundation is supporting St. Francis College and its goal of encouraging education and careers in science with a grant for $15,000 to support the College’s Summer Science Academy.

The Summer Science Academy, now in its 12th year, encourages high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in the sciences to continue to follow their passion into college and beyond. The Academy is a three week, full day science experience that immerses students in hands on activities and educational trips in the field to promote the benefits of pursuing academic studies in various science related fields.

“We are very grateful to Staples for providing us the opportunity to continue to stress the importance of science with the next generation of students,” said Chair of the St. Francis Department of Biology & Health Promotion Kathleen A. Nolan. “This intensive three week program has made a difference in the lives of dozens of people. Now we’ll be able to help even more.”

“Staples Foundation remains committed to supporting institutions like St. Francis College as they work hard to provide a phenomenal summer program that truly makes an impact on the lives of young people throughout Brooklyn and Queens,” said Amy Shanler, director of community relations for Staples, Inc.

About Staples in the Community

Staples contributes to educational and youth-oriented community efforts, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development, through in-kind and monetary donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc (NASDAQ: SPLS). Through its community relations efforts, Staples and Staples Foundation have helped more than 6,000 organizations in 2,000 communities across 27 countries. Community relations is also an integral component of Staples Soul, which recognizes the connection between long-term business success and the impact Staples has on associates, communities and the planet. For more information, visit

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