Share the Spirit: West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club

By Nate Gartrell Bay Area News Group RICHMOND — In February 2012, Steve Alameda decided it was time to hang up his whistle after more than 37 years coaching and teaching in West Contra Costa County schools. He was looking forward to a long, uneventful retirement. But it wasn’t long before the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Richmond beckoned. The club, deep in debt … Continue reading Share the Spirit: West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club

Teamwork pays off!

By: Miriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry “Mis I don’t wanna do that.” “Mis can we stay on the couch?” “But mis that wasn’t me!” The last two months has been tough working with Middle school students in the after-school program (We Care). Not to mention the amount of drama happening amongst the group. There are 25 registered middle school members and about 15 who … Continue reading Teamwork pays off!

New Salesian Volunteer for the province

By: J.C Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation Margie Cottrill is the new Salesian Volunteer who is coming from Massachusetts to spend one year of her life serving the youth of Boyle Heights. An 18 year-old teen, Margie has decided to discern her vocation with the Salesians. She is living in community with the Salesians Sisters at St. Mary’s. Her community experience has opened her eyes … Continue reading New Salesian Volunteer for the province

Youth Movement in Boyle Heights

By: Miriam Hernandez Youth Development Coordinator Teenage years are both wonderful and challenging. As Salesians we believe that by providing the right guidance, understanding and a place to belong teens are more likely to flourish.  Saint Mary’s parish and the Salesian Family Youth Center have come together to form, Salesian Youth Movement of Boyle Heights (SYM-BH). Its main purpose is to help young people in … Continue reading Youth Movement in Boyle Heights