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Salesian Missions is headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, and is part of the Don Bosco Network—a worldwide federation of Salesian NGOs. The mission of the U.S.-based nonprofit Catholic organization is to raise funds for international programs that serve youth and families in poor communities around the globe. The Salesian missionaries are made up of priests, brothers and sisters, as well as laypeople—all dedicated to caring for poor children throughout the world in more than 130 countries and helping young people become self-sufficient by learning a trade that will help them gain employment. To date, more than 3 million youth have received services funded by Salesian Missions. These services and programs are provided to children regardless of race or religion. Our Press Center is a key source of information for journalists, donors, organizational partners, funders and the public. In addition to the releases below, photographs and video from the field can be made available to journalists and partners upon request.

Salesian Missions also operates MissionNewswire.org, as a service to the public and the news media. The purpose is to provide information and insight about Salesian programs around the globe and news related to global humanitarian issues. News from and about Salesian Missions can also be found on ReliefWeb, the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters operated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

U.S. Media Representative:
Hannah Gregory
914-960-4642
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews with staff, including Father Gus Baek, director of Salesian Missions, please contact Hannah Gregory. Photos and b-roll are also available upon request. We may also able to assist journalists working for U.S. media outlets who are working abroad or planning trips to cover humanitarian news stories.

In addition to the press releases provided here, country-specific information is available in the Where We Work section of this website.

ITALY: ‘Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the Emergency Response to COVID-19′ project made possible through USAID supports migrant youth

Project aimed to impact more than 24,000 people including students, youth, teachers, families, and migrants and refugees. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 14, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, facilitates the “Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the Emergency...

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TIMOR-LESTE: Rise Against Hunger rice-meal shipment provides nutrition for 11 Salesian centers

The shipment ensured students and rural community members had healthy nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 13, 2021) Youth attending Salesian schools and youth centers in Timor-Leste had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that ensure youth understand their rights

Programs help poor youth receive an education, understand their rights and find a path out of poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 10, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Human...

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UGANDA: 300 families receive healthy nutrition thanks to rice-meal shipment

The rice-meal shipment was shared among three programs of Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (Don Bosco CALM). NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 7, 2021) Poor youth and their families in Uganda had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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BURUNDI: Students improve at school with rice-meal donation

Students attending Lycée Don Bosco receive healthy nutrition thanks to Salesian Missions partnership with Rise Against Hunger. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 6, 2021) Students attending Lycée Don Bosco, located in Bujumbura, Burundi, had access to better nutrition during the second quarter of 2020 thanks...

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INT’L DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide education and support for people with disabilities

This year’s theme is ‘Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 3, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring International Day of People with...

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EGYPT: Students receive scholarships through donor funding from Salesian Missions

235 scholarships were provided for Sudanese and Egyptian students attending Salesian schools. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 1, 2021) Students attending Salesian schools in Egypt have received scholarships thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don...

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WORLD AIDS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide medical care and social support to youth with HIV/AIDS

2021 theme is ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 1, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring World AIDS Day celebrated each...

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MADAGASCAR: Partnership brings better nutrition to youth

Youth attending Salesian programs had better nutrition thanks to rice-meal shipment from Feed My Starving Children. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 30, 2021) Youth attending Salesian programs in Madagascar had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development...

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BANGLADESH: Poor youth receive support from donor funding from Salesian Missions

Boys staying in the Salesian-run Blessed Zepherino Hostel receive support from donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 29, 2021) Boys staying in the Salesian-run Blessed Zepherino Hostel in the Utrail-Telunjia community of Bangladesh received support from donor funding from...

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