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Ben Franklin Circle: On Industry

  • Carroll Gardens Library 396 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

The Ben Franklin Circles reflects a shared commitment to fostering civic participation, open dialogue, and ethics-based leadership. Now, almost 300 years later, the Ben Franklin Circles are revisiting and redefining these virtues—as tools to enrich our own lives and our communities today. BFC is a collaborative project of 92nd Street Y (92Y), the Hoover Institution, and Citizen University.

The 13 Virtues: temperance / silence / order / resolution / frugality / industry / sincerity justice / moderation / cleanliness / tranquility / chastity / humility.

Founding father, master inventor: Benjamin Franklin was also a pioneer of self-improvement. In 1727 Franklin formed the Junto, a weekly mutual-improvement club made up of individuals with an array of interests and skills. 

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