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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, 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:
Laura Perillo
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews or ask to be included on our media distribution list, please contact Laura Perillo. 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-related news stories.

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

PHILIPPINES: Students learning in blended environment

Eight Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training Centers are providing a blended learning environment for 500 students thanks to Salesian Missions funding. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 8, 2021) Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training Centers in the southern Philippines are providing a blended...

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EL SALVADOR: Furniture donation enhances student living and learning

Don Bosco University has new chairs and other furniture thanks to a Salesian Missions partnership with Furniture Reuse Solutions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb 2, 2021) Don Bosco University, located in San Salvador, El Salvador, has new furniture thanks to a donation secured by Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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EGYPT: Refugees gain employment skills

Refugees learn skills for stable employment through a Salesian Missions project in Cairo. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 28, 2021) Salesian missionaries are able to offer training to assist refugees in gaining the skills needed for employment or self-employment in Egypt, thanks to funding from the U.S....

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GLOBAL: Youth shaping global trends, says report

Salesian Missions programs empower vulnerable youth through education, support and youth-led initiatives NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 28, 2021) “Youth movements are shaping global trends” is one the three key opportunities identified in the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 from the United Nations...

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GLOBAL: ‘Hunger is rising, COVID-19 will make it worse,’ says global report

Salesian Missions provides food relief, clean water around the globe to help address crisis. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 13, 2021) Increasing hunger—made worse by COVID-19—is one of the serious challenges facing the world this year, according to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 from the United...

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EL SALVADOR: The Salesian “Walking Anew!” project highlighted in USAID’s Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives story booklet

The “Walking Anew!” project is empowering the next generation of medical rehabilitation practitioners to transform the lives of people with mobile disabilities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 6, 2021) The Salesian “Walking Anew!” project in El Salvador was recently highlighted in the U.S. Agency...

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SIERRA LEONE: Church expands to meet needs

St. Augustine’s Parish construction partially completed thanks to funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 6, 2021) Salesian missionaries with St. Augustine’s Parish, located in the Dworzark community within Freetown, Sierra Leone, have partially completed construction of a new...

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PHILIPPINES: Clean water for youth center, kindergarten and parish

Salesian St. John Bosco Parish has access to clean water thanks to a new project funded by the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 4, 2021) The Salesian St. John Bosco Parish, in Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines, has access to clean water thanks to...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Missions provides funding for food aid

Salesian Missions provides funding for food aid impacting 6,592 people in Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 21, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, provided funding for food relief to Salesian missionaries, with the Salesian...

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GLOBAL: Celebrating International Migrants Day

In honor of International Migrants Day, Salesian Missions highlights programs that assist migrants and their families. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 18, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in...

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