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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:
Laura Perillo
908-406-3413
[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.

Sept 2023 PR - NIGERIA: Salesian Center has new computer lab thanks for donor funding
NIGERIA: Salesian Center has new computer lab thanks to donor funding

Students to learn digital skills for employment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept 25, 2023) The Salesian Center in Ibadan, Nigeria, has a new computer lab thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The project known as “Provision of Vocational...

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WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing programs

Pope Francis entitles message ‘Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay.’ NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 24, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins Catholic organizations around the globe in honoring World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The day,...

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INT’L DAY OF PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing educational programs

2023 is also 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing the International Day of Peace,...

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INDIA: Instruments purchased with donor funding

Pre-novices learn music for their future missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept 11, 2023) Salesian pre-novices in Kokrajhar, Assam, India, have guitars and guitar stands thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. There are currently 15...

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INT’L LITERACY DAY: Salesian programs provide education for poor and at-risk youth

Salesian missionaries focus on essential educational including literacy, skill building. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 8, 2023) Top of Form 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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MYANMAR: Students learn with new laptops

Salesian school purchases 25 laptops thanks to donor funding. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept 6, 2023) Students in a Salesian school in Myanmar* have laptop computers thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Donor funding was utilized to...

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MYANMAR: Health services reach 500 people thanks to donor funding

Salesians adapt to provide medication and support where needed. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept 5, 2023) People in Salesian communities and people who are internally displaced in Myanmar* received medication and other health support thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of...

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INT’L DAY OF CHARITY: Salesian Missions highlights programs helping youth find path out of poverty

Along with providing education, Salesian missionaries work to meet basic needs of youth and their families. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept 5, 2023) 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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BRAZIL: Salesians support Yanomami community

Projects made possible by donor funding through Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 28, 2023) Salesian missionaries in the Maturacá mission in Alto Rio Negro, the Brazilian part of Amazon rainforest, provided support for the Yanomami Indigenous community thanks to donor funding from Salesian...

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: Salesian Missions highlights efforts in more than 130 countries

Day honors worldwide efforts to support people in crisis. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 19, 2023) Top of Form Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing World Humanitarian Day. Celebrated every...

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