The Marist Brothers are deeply committed to living its Mission of making Jesus Christ known and Loved, particularly among the least favored in our world. Coordinated efforts to be in Solidarity with the poorest of our world and those on the margins are lived out in many dynamic ways in all 82 countries that are served by the Marist Brothers. On a Province wide level, the Marist Brothers support a wide range of Solidarity projects.

In the USA Province, every Marist school allocates a significant amount of funding to ensure that many worthy students that would be otherwise unable to avail of a Marist education due to financial hardships are able to do so through a substantial financial assistance program. Additionally, every Marist school offers all its students the opportunity to live our Catholic and Marist values in real concrete ways through various service projects such as volunteering at local homeless shelters, participating in numerous Mission Trips as well as many tutoring programs to students in need.

On a Province wide level, the Marist Brothers support a wide range of Solidarity projects, including the following:

  • More than 800 young people volunteer each summer at our Mid Hudson Valley Camp in Esopus, NY. The camp offers 10 weeklong summer camps for disabled and underprivileged children and adults. Learn more about our camps here.

  • The Encuentro Project in El Paso, TX, opened in 2018 as a joint project between the USA Province and the Province of Mexico Occidental. The project offers both assistance to the thousands of refugees arriving at our USA boarder as well as the opportunity for many church and school groups to live at Annunciation House for a week and learn first hand the difficult realities of our Refugee Brothers and Sisters.

  • The Marist Brothers USA Province provides numerous opportunities each year for Lay Marists and Marist Young Adults from around the USA to participate in a wide range of Mission Trips. These Mission Encounters include international service trips, service trips to El Paso, TX to directly work with the many refugees crossing our USA borders, as well as an annual mission trip to Appalachia, the poorest region of our country.

  • Each of our Marist schools host a variety of fundraisers annually to support numerous Marist Solidarity Projects around the Marist World.

Current Solidarity Initiatives

Liberia, West Africa:

Last year, our USA Province wide efforts resulted in raising the needed funds to build the first ever Marist owned school in Liberia, West Africa.


This year our Solidarity efforts are focused on assisting our fellow Marists in Venezuela who are struggling for the most basic of necessities in life such as food and medicine.


This year the USA Province has been raising funs to help build an all-purpose building for our new school in Madagascar.

Learn more about some of our previous Province-wide projects of Solidarity: