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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.

Salesian Missions highlights educational initiatives that ensured youth continued their education during the pandemic, in Ecuador and 130+ countries around the world
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: Salesian programs meet challenges to educate youth

Salesian Missions highlights educational initiatives that ensured youth continued their education during the pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 8, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing social programs for poor youth and their families

Programs help at-risk youth meet their basic needs, receive an education and find a path out of poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 5, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring the...

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MEXICO: Construction underway for the new Latin American Center for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries funded by USAID

Project will be Mexico’s first comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation center for patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 25, 2021) Top of Form People living with spinal cord injuries will have a new treatment center thanks to funding Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that focus on climate change and positively impact the environment

The Don Bosco Green Alliance is helping Salesian organizations in more than 130 countries have a focus on the environment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 19, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions launches new emergency appeal to aid those impacted by 7.2-magnitude earthquake

Salesian missionaries are responding to needs of people within their communities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 18, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has launched a new fundraising appeal to help Salesians in Haiti who are responding to local needs after a...

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

Salesian Missions, with support from the U.S. Government through USAID, helps to mitigate challenges in education and accessing basic needs. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 16, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, facilitates the “Salesian Solidarity with...

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NICARAGUA: Medical care for people with limited resources to improve through USAID funding

The University Clinic for Women and Children Santa Rita de Casia will improve medical care for women and children thanks to USAID funding. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 12, 2021) The University Clinic for Women and Children Santa Rita de Casia, part of the Catholic University of the Dry Tropics in...

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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: Salesian Missions highlights initiatives that teach agriculture training to poor youth

Salesian missionaries offer more than 1,000 vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 12, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in...

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RWANDA: Donor funding from Salesian Missions provides nutritional support to youth

Youth attending programs at Don Bosco Gatenga Center receive nutritious food and an education. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 11, 2021) Don Bosco Gatenga Center, located in Kigali, Rwanda, has received donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to help...

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VIETNAM: Donor funding from Salesian Missions supports 17 students with school fees and boarding

Funds are also being used for children’s activities in the village of Pnuk. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 9, 2021) Donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has provided 17 poor students with school fees and boarding in Ia Krel, in the Gia Lai province...

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