Happy St. John Bosco Feast Day! Today we’re celebrating the Catholic feast day of the 19th century Italian priest, educator, and writer after whom The Don Bosco Centers was named. Popularly known as Don Bosco, Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco was renowned for his dedication to the education and upliftment of disadvantaged youth at a time when his community was suffering the ill-effects of industrial and urban growth. It is fitting, then, that The Don Bosco Centers follows in his footsteps, embracing the ever-changing needs of the Columbus Park neighborhood and Kansas City at large. At different points in time, The Centers have featured various community-enriching program elements including a Family Support Center, English as a Second Language Center, Nationalities Refugee Resettlement Center, Counseling Center, Charter High School, Youth Development Center, and Senior Center. Today St. Bosco’s legacy lives on our Senior Center and ESL School, as well as a comprehensive community center opening this summer. We invite you to learn more about what we do and consider supporting our mission to cultivate self-sufficient and contributing neighbors throughout Kansas City!