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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.

In India, and in 130+ countries around the world, our missionaries are giving hope of a brighter future to homeless youth.
INT’L DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN: Salesian programs focus on giving street children hope for a better life

Salesian Missions highlights education and social programs supporting and educating street youth around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 12, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and international organizations around the globe in...

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ITALY: Students keep up with online learning through tablets, support from donor funding

40 students attending Salesian oratory in Palermo supported by donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 7, 2021) Forty students attending the Salesian oratory in the community of Santa Chiarra in Palermo, Italy, had access to school supplies, including tablets for online...

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WORLD HEALTH DAY: Salesian health programs give critical access to care

Salesian Missions highlights programs that ensure poor and at-risk youth have access to health care. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 7, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring World Health Day...

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INT’L DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights sports programs that help youth develop leadership skills

Salesian Missions highlights sports programs that help youth develop leadership skills and relationships with peers. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 6, 2021) Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and...

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MADAGASCAR: Youth receive food support along with education and job training

Youth attending Notre Dame de Clairvaux receive food support thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 1, 2021) Youth attending the Salesian-run Notre Dame de Clairvaux in Ivato, Madagascar, were provided nutritional support for two months thanks to funding received...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights work of ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’ ensures youth around the globe have access to clean, safe water. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 22, 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 HAPPINESS: Salesian Missions programs empower youth

Salesian Missions highlights programs that empower youth, giving them a sense of well-being and happiness. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 20, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in celebrating...

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MALAWI: Students have access to clean water

Don Bosco High School digs second borehole thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 17, 2021) Don Bosco High School in Nkhotakota, Malawi, was able to dig a second borehole to provide clean, fresh water for its students and staff thanks to...

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PHILIPPINES: Youth continue studies thanks to scholarships

Two students attending Don Bosco Calauan received scholarship funding from Salesian Missions donors. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 11, 2021) Two youth attending the Don Bosco Technical Vocational Center in Calauan, Philippines, continued their studies thanks to scholarship funding provided by donors of...

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CAMEROON: Funding supports pandemic safety, school fees for students

Salesian missionaries in Yaoundé were able to take COVID-19 pandemic precautions thanks to funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 11, 2021) Salesian missionaries in Mimboman, Yaoundé, Cameroon, were able to take COVID-19 pandemic precautions and support youth finishing school...

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