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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 Mark Hyde, 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.

Director of Salesian Missions to share stories of missionary work at St. John Bosco Parish this weekend

Talk will be centered around the mission of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to end the cycle of poverty by providing education and opportunities to at-risk youth in more than 130 countries, in some of the poorest places around the globe. BRANFORD, Conn. (June 21, 2019) – Father Mark Hyde will share...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Salesian missionaries from around the globe travel to US to share stories about helping at-risk youth

Talks will be centered around the mission of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to end the cycle of poverty by providing education and opportunities to at-risk youth in more than 130 countries, in some of the poorest places around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 20, 2019) As part of the annual Mission...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions highlights technical skills training and social programs for refugees

Salesian programs in Egypt, Kenya and Uganda highlight this year’s theme of taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 20, 2019) Salesian Missions stands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and other international organizations in honoring World Refugee Day,...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for new water filtration system at Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra

Facility improvements and a new water filtration system will help improve health and hygiene as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 18, 2019) A Salesian shelter, Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra, located in Harewadi village in the Maharashtra District of India, has been able to...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that combat child labor

Programs in Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana and India illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support the theme of children having the opportunities to achieve their dreams.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 12, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the International Labor Organization and other...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for new bathroom facilities and sewer lines at Don Bosco Anbu Illam

Thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions, the Don Bosco shelter has new sewer lines and eight new bathrooms. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 7, 2019) Youth accessing shelter at Don Bosco Anbu Illam, located in the city of Coimbatore in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, have new bathrooms and...

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: Salesian Missions highlights Don Bosco Green Alliance campaign “Don’t Suffocate Our Future!” on day focused on air pollution

Don Bosco Green Alliance and the Don Bosco Network celebrate World Environment Day focusing on awareness and education on air pollution. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 5, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the Don Bosco Network and the Don Bosco Green Alliance as well as the international community in...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF INNOCENT CHILDREN VICTIMS OF AGGRESSION: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide psychological and social support for children dealing with trauma

Programs in Colombia, India, Ivory Coast and the South Sudan illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe in helping children gain an education and overcome trauma.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 4, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other international organizations in honoring...

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GLOBAL PARENTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs around the globe that provide education and supportive services to families

Programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Honduras and India illustrate the work of Salesians that support parents in playing a critical role in their children’s lives. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 1, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and the international community in...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions launched its annual Loaves and Fishes fundraiser to support critical aid shipments to programs around the globe

For every dollar a donor contributes, Salesian Missions is able to ship $14 worth of critical goods to its programs in more than 130 countries around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 16, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, recently launched its annual...

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