Homeless Outreach on Skid Row: A different way of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Sunday, April 17, some of the Salesian presences in the Los Angeles Area decided to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus in a different way: bringing not only food and clothing to our homeless brothers and sisters on Skid Row, but also moments of prayer and letters (with blessings and motivational messages) written by the young people of the … Continue reading Homeless Outreach on Skid Row: A different way of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Salesian Family Youth Center at the Kindness Carnival

On April 30th (Kindness Day), West San Gabriel Valley Boys & Girls Clubs and East Side Clubs, led by JR Dzubak, invited the Salesian Family Youth Center to their first annual Kindness Carnival. The event took place from 11:00AM to 5:00PM near Boyle Heights City Hall. This Kindness Carnival came about as a response to many children and young people feeling alone and lost due … Continue reading Salesian Family Youth Center at the Kindness Carnival

Updates from the Salesian Family Youth Center!

Channel 62 visited our youth center and created this video shown on local TV. They compared our Clubhouse with an oasis! The news is only two minutes long and expresses who we are and what we do for the children of our community. I hope you enjoy this small video. Taking young people to visit the Universities in Northern California. The Salesian Family Youth Center … Continue reading Updates from the Salesian Family Youth Center!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club: “The Show Must Go On!”

By: Jerome PaoliniSBGC at Sts. Peter and Paul Board President and Salesian College Preparatory, Class of 1977 (San Francisco) – These famous words from P. T. Barnum in the 19th century extolled performers to continue on as planned even in the face of problems and adversity.  Similarly, “The Show Must Go On” also applies to the staff and leadership team of the Salesian Boys’ and … Continue reading Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club: “The Show Must Go On!”

Annual “Fred Scolari” Summer Celebration

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

My first sleepaway camp

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

Presentation of the theme for Streanna 2022: “Do all through love, nothing through constraint” (St. Francis de Sales)

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)

Cioppino at Home

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

Salesian 101 Session 3

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

Looking to the cross to decentralize

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 jc@salesianvolunteers.org The cross: Trinitarian event The aim of this short article is to … Continue reading Looking to the cross to decentralize

St. Mary’s Youth present at RE Congress!

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!

Salesian Boys and Girls Club Centennial Celebration

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

Strategic plan creating!

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!

The spirit of Don Bosco alive in Salesian Family Youth Center and St. Mary’s Church!

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!

We are part of a youth analysis group at the continental level!

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!

Feminism is the last of humanism

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