By: Frank LavinClub Old Timer and Salesian Cooperator On Saturday, August 28, 2021 a group of approximately thirty Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club young “Old Timer” men met in Novato, CA. at the home of board member, Claudio Cipollina to celebrate their annual “Fred Scolari” summer BBQ lunch, reunion, and pool party. Randy De Martini, the current Executive Director of the San Francisco club at … Continue reading Annual “Fred Scolari” Summer Celebration
By: Bridget VeltriCal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2009 BS JournalismDirector of Communications, Grants and Foundations Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club San Francisco As I boarded the bus on an early crisp San Francisco morning I laughed to myself, “how am I a thirty-five year old woman who is going to sleepaway camp for the first time”? Yet, this was my reality. As a child and … Continue reading My first sleepaway camp
By: Don Angel Fernandez Artime, SDBRector Major (ANS – Rome – July 23, 2021) – Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Friends, Just six months ago we gave the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians – as has been our tradition since Don Bosco’s time – and the whole Salesian Family, the strenna for the new year. Six months later, therefore, I have been asked to anticipate what … Continue reading Presentation of the theme for Streanna 2022: “Do all through love, nothing through constraint” (St. Francis de Sales)
By: Randal DeMartiniExecutive Director, SBGC San Francisco On February 6th, the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco continued its decades’ long tradition of having a crab cioppino fundraiser each winter. Normally, we are able to hold four separate dinners, each with approximately six hundred people in attendance over the course of several weeks in the months of … Continue reading Cioppino at Home
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we know of the great gift that the Holy Spirit has given us in the Salesian charism through Don Bosco. We recognize that we will never finish discovering Don Bosco and that his educational system can change the world. With this in mind, several members of the SFYC (Administration, Youth Program, and SHOUT) were … Continue reading Salesian 101 Session 3
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer Luis Chacon is part of the Mission Animation Team from our Province. He serves as our Public Relations Specialist at the Salesian Family Youth Center. This Article is written as part of our Mission Animation Plan. If you would like to review the plan, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org The cross: Trinitarian event The aim of this short article is to … Continue reading Looking to the cross to decentralize
By: Miriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center This year a group of teens from Saint Mary’s attended Youth Day virtually! Youth Day was available online as a Youth Track during Los Angeles Religious Education Congress this past weekend. The theme this year was Proclaim the Promise! and in the words of the coordinating team; the theme speaks of hope during … Continue reading St. Mary’s Youth present at RE Congress!
By: Russell Gumina Former Executive Director, SBGC San Francisco In a virtual presentation, San Francisco Mayor, London Breed, commemorating the 100 year history of the Club, proclaimed February 6th as Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club Day in San Francisco. In the video, the Mayor, along with North Beach Supervisor, Aaron Peskin, Executive Director, Randal DeMartini, and members of the Club’s Board of Directors, staff, and … Continue reading Salesian Boys and Girls Club Centennial Celebration
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we recognize the great responsibility entrusted to us in working with one of the most essential and vulnerable sectors of society and the Church: children and youth. On Saturday, February 6, the Salesian Family Youth Center Staff met from 9 am to 12 pm to continue with our Strategic Planning. We started with a … Continue reading Strategic plan creating!
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer On January 29th, our Salesian Family Youth Center and St. Mary’s church joined the celebrations of Saint John Bosco, the father, and teacher of youth, founder of the Society of Saint Francis de Sales, better known as “Salesians.” During the event we had a Don Bosco Movie Drive-In with an Ice cream truck and featured the Don Bosco movie by … Continue reading The spirit of Don Bosco alive in Salesian Family Youth Center and St. Mary’s Church!
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we are concerned about our constant updating. We are thinking not only about how to obtain material resources to make a difference with the children and young people of our community. We are also looking for ways to offer the world updated intellectual content to help work for the human being’s dignity. For this … Continue reading We are part of a youth analysis group at the continental level!
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer Salesian Family Youth Center was present at the “Training sessions in leadership and reduction of inequalities” Our leaders are in continuous training to stay updated and to carry out our mission statement. “Inspiring and enabling the young people of Boyle Heights and the surrounding communities to realize their full potential of being productive, responsible, and caring citizens and to support … Continue reading Feminism is the last of humanism
By: Dianna Serrano RN, BSN An increased focus on mental health is relevant today as many lives have been drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A study conducted in June 2020 found that there have been increased adverse mental health conditions, along with increased substance use and suicidal ideation associated with the pandemic (Czeisler et al., 2020). Poor mental health in adolescence can lead to … Continue reading Mental Health – How are you really doing?
By: JC MontenegroDelegate for Mission Animation Salesian Staff Adopt a Family for Christmas As we eagerly begin a new year and say good-bye to 2020, a year fraught with challenges that tried us individually and as a country, I want to share a story of caring, sharing and joy. At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we strive to help youth build a healthy, whole, character … Continue reading Good news to start the year! December recap from Salesian Boys and Girls East LA
By: Myriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry Boyle Heights Youth continue to share in their faith through Youth Mass and Youth Nights. Once a month we celebrate a special night filled with prayer and fellowship giving youth a safe place to socialize. Sundays start off with Virtual faith formation followed by Youth Mass and a group activity. Recently we discussed the importance of community and … Continue reading Boyle Heights updates!
By: Luis ChaconVolunteer Do you want to be a virtuous person? Give thanks… Marco Tulio Ciceron stated that “gratitude may not be the most important virtue, but it is the mother of all others.” In the Salesian houses, we are no strangers to gratitude – our founder Don Bosco was always an example of what it means to live with a grateful heart, as … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Reflection
By: JC Montenegro, Ph.DDelegate for Mission Animation For the last two years, one of our most significant commitments is to be transparent with our donors and collaborators. Every year we create our “End of the Year Report” where you can find all the crucial achievements that we have accomplished this last 2019-2020 academic year. I want to invite you to read this End of the … Continue reading End of the Year and Camp Salesian Reports
By: Stephanie Alvarez California State University, Fullerton, ’19, BS ; Mount Saint Mary’s University, ’20, BSN As families stay home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, there has been an increase in the amount of time spent in front of a screen. Screen time is a term that is used for any activity done in front of a screen such as watching TV, working … Continue reading The effects of Screen Time!