North America

UNITED STATES: New Culinary Arts Program Gives Youth Job Training Skills

By at November 28, 2013 | 1:02 pm

UNITED STATES: New Culinary Arts Program Gives Youth Job Training Skills

(MissionNewswire) Working in more than 132 countries around the globe, the Salesians have created a vast network of primary, secondary, vocational and technical schools serving poor youth. With a focus on education and workforce development, the Salesians provide disadvantaged youth an education and valuable resources to help them find livable wage employment. The goal more...

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MEXICO: Salesian Sports and Arts Programs for Vulnerable Youth Offer Alternative to Drugs, Violence

By at September 5, 2013 | 6:53 am

MEXICO: Salesian Sports and Arts Programs for Vulnerable Youth Offer Alternative to Drugs, Violence

(MissionNewswire) While parts of Mexico have seen signs of economic growth and financial stability, many areas continue to struggle. According to UNICEF, the human development indexes in parts of Mexico are close to those in some of the world’s least developed countries. A little more than 46 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty. For children, the more...

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UNITED STATES: Salesians Support Local Youth through Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester, NY

By at April 24, 2013 | 4:49 pm

UNITED STATES: Salesians Support Local Youth through Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester, NY

(MissionNewswire) The Salesians of Don Bosco are known for their vast network of programs for poor youth around the globe but often the work it does in its own backyard goes unnoticed. The Don Bosco Community Center located in Port Chester, New York has been providing local community services for more than 80 years, benefitting low to moderate income residents as well as more...

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UNITED STATES: Alliance for Global Food Security Suggests Changes in Opposition to President Obama’s Food Aid Reforms

By at April 10, 2013 | 12:16 pm

UNITED STATES: Alliance for Global Food Security Suggests Changes in Opposition to President Obama’s Food Aid Reforms

(MissionNewswire) The Alliance for Global Food Security is opposed to current reforms proposed in President Obama’s “Food Aid Reforms” presented in the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal. Instead, the Alliance supports greater flexibility and efficiency in food aid programs that maximize benefits without jeopardizing the availability of food aid and has put forth a more...

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MEXICO: 50 Years of Programs Providing Education, Opportunity to Country’s “Future”

By at February 13, 2013 | 9:58 am

MEXICO: 50 Years of Programs Providing Education, Opportunity to Country’s “Future”

(MissionNewswire) In mid-February, the Salesians celebrated 50 years of providing education and other services to poor youth in the Province of Mexico-Guadalajara. Salesian Rector Major Father Pascual Chávez Villanueva led the celebration which lasted several days. "The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of our Province represents a year in which we remember those more...

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MEXICO: New Salesian Medical Clinic Opens, Serves Youth and Neighboring Communities

By at December 27, 2012 | 2:57 pm

MEXICO: New Salesian Medical Clinic Opens, Serves Youth and Neighboring Communities

(MissionNewswire) In early December 2012, a new medical clinic opened as part of a Salesian-run program in Morelia. The clinic was named after Father Alberto Durán Cabrales, rector of the Antonio de Mendoza community in Morelia. Salesian Brother Víctor López Cisneros is responsible for the clinic’s ongoing operation. Each week, close to 600 youth access the more...

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MEXICO: New Cultural Space Opens for At-Risk Youth

By at December 17, 2012 | 3:16 pm

MEXICO: New Cultural Space Opens for At-Risk Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Corner was opened in December in Lupita Oratory (Youth Center), one of three Salesian Youth Centers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The Corner is a cultural space designed to meet the needs of teens and older youth by providing a meeting space in a peaceful atmosphere. This new program is part of the Don Bosco Cultural Corridor Project. In the more...

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