North America

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Workers, Inc. protects immigrant workers’ rights in Port Chester, N.Y.

By at March 13, 2018 | 8:02 am

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Workers, Inc. protects immigrant workers’ rights in Port Chester, N.Y.

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Workers, Inc. is a grassroots community-organizing group led by Latino immigrant day laborers and other low-income workers in Port Chester, N.Y. Launched in 2006, the organization utilized the local Salesian Holy Rosary Church. Here, workers would meet and conduct informal hiring. A designated site for hiring benefited both the workers and more...

In the News , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , United States

MEXICO: Salesian university students from the U.S. volunteer time at Salesian Refectory Padre Chava

By at January 5, 2018 | 12:40 pm

MEXICO: Salesian university students from the U.S. volunteer time at Salesian Refectory Padre Chava

(MissionNewswire) In December 2017, a group of Salesian university student volunteers from different locations across the United States, accompanied by Salesian Father Abraham Feliciano, arrived in Tijuana, Mexico to provide support for the Salesian Refectory Padre Chava, which assists migrants and people living in the streets. The volunteers contributed food they helped more...

Mexico , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , United States

UNITED STATES: Bosco Tech student’s initiative sends 900 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to children in need

By at December 19, 2017 | 11:34 am

UNITED STATES: Bosco Tech student’s initiative sends 900 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to children in need

(MissionNewswire) Nearly 900 children around the globe had a brighter Christmas thanks to the hard work of Grayson Wade, an architecture and construction engineering senior at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) in Rosemead, Calif. Wade orchestrated a massive Operation Christmas Child shoebox donation drive and got the entire Bosco Tech student to rally behind his more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , United States

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Cristo Rey offers a unique corporate work study program to prepare high school students for college and employment

By at November 29, 2017 | 12:15 pm

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Cristo Rey offers a unique corporate work study program to prepare high school students for college and employment

(MissionNewswire) Launched in 2007, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is located in Takoma Park, Md.,  outside of Washington. D.C. The school is a unique partnership between the Archdiocese of Washington, the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Cristo Rey Network of Schools. The school, which is led by founding president Salesian Father Steve Shafran, was started for students more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , United States

USA / SRI LANKA: Long Island University post-graduate students help raise money, donated soccer equipment for poor students in Don Bosco programs in Sri Lanka

By at November 20, 2017 | 11:07 am

USA / SRI LANKA: Long Island University post-graduate students help raise money, donated soccer equipment for poor students in Don Bosco programs in Sri Lanka

(MissionNewswire) In May 2017, two Long Island University (LIU) post-graduate students, Jake Murphy and Thomas Schoen, presented at an international marketing conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. During their trip, their group visited Don Bosco High School to better understand the socio-economic situation in the country. The Sri Lankan government has asked more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sri Lanka , United States

MEXICO: Salesian Refectory Padre Chava celebrates 18 years of service to migrants and those at-risk in Tijuana

By at November 3, 2017 | 6:49 am

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Refectory Padre Chava located at the Salesian Center in Tijuana, Mexico, on the United States-Mexico border, recently celebrated 18 years of aid to the most vulnerable people. The refectory provides meals and other assistance to migrants from Mexico, Central America and Haiti, as well as those who are homeless, the elderly, people with more...

Mexico

NICARAGUA: Rice-meal donation from Feed My Starving Children provides better nutrition for students and the elderly

By at October 19, 2017 | 1:12 am

NICARAGUA: Rice-meal donation from Feed My Starving Children provides better nutrition for students and the elderly

(MissionNewswire) Children, mothers, the elderly and those living in poverty within the Salesian Diocese of Estelí, the third largest city in Nicaragua, have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Nicaragua

MEXICO: Salesian missionaries are assessing damage and providing humanitarian assistance after devastating earthquake in Mexico City

By at September 21, 2017 | 5:52 am

MEXICO: Salesian missionaries are assessing damage and providing humanitarian assistance after devastating earthquake in Mexico City

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have already begun responding with humanitarian aid and assistance after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake reduced many buildings in Mexico City to rubble on Sept. 19. This is the second earthquake to hit Mexico in just 12 days. CNN is reporting that the earthquake has killed at least 225 and rescue operations are still underway. According more...

Mexico , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UNITED STATES: Salesian Missions sets up fund to aid Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief

By at September 14, 2017 | 8:51 am

UNITED STATES: Salesian Missions sets up fund to aid Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has just launched a new hurricane fund. Donations received through the fund will go to support Salesian missionary programs in countries affected by Hurricane Irma, which may include communities in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba*, and the United States. Because more...

Disaster Relief , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , United States

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

By at June 12, 2017 | 1:05 pm

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the International Labor Organization and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. Launched in 2002, the day focuses attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. On this day, the United Nations, governments, employers and workers more...

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