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Vision and Mission


  • Responds openly and with flexibility to the current needs of youth and their families.
  • Incorporates into current and new ministries creative and innovative approaches to education, evangelization, and services to youth, especially the poor
  • Commits to responsible stewardship of our District ministries and resources, guided by the necessity for our ministries, current and new, to be sustainable and accessible, especially in light of our preferential option for the poor
  • Promotes and engages in both service and advocacy for social justice, especially the rights of the child and the emerging needs of families
  • Furthers our integral partnership with the global Lasallian Family, becoming a District without borders
  • Affirm that all who are associated for mission are responding to God’s call, and recognizes and celebrates all vocations, whether religious, ordained, married, or single
  • Call all Lasallians to be responsible for creating a culture of Lasallian Vocations in the District and commits, as a priority, ourselves and our resources to focused and imaginative programs to foster that culture
  • Engage Brothers and Partners in deliberate efforts to identify and encourage young men to consider a life as a Brother of the Christian Schools, at all times trusting in God’s Providence
  • Awaken Brothers and Partners to the emerging forms of Lasallian vocations and engages them in identifying and inviting women and men of all ages to enter and continue their Lasallian vocational journey throughout their lives
  • Recognizes that we are part of a global Institute and mission in which communities of all types are valued and embraced
  • Strengthens the fraternal bonds among the Brothers by honoring their different needs and talents, by offering support and encouragement, and by providing a vibrant prayer life.
  • Strengthens the relationship among all Lasallians and promotes the creation of communities that best support and encourage them in ministry.
  • Respects in all Lasallian communities the diversity in age, ability, and ministry of all members in support of mission.
  • Honors, respects and continually invites all Lasallians to grow in association for mission
  • Embraces our shared charism by realizing that all Lasallians act as guarantors of mission
  • Supports the identification of Brothers, Associates and Partners to serve as leaders for mission, providing for their spiritual and professional formation, especially in service to the poor
  • Articulates the unique and complementary roles of the Brothers and other Lasallians in our shared mission in the 21st century.
  • Expands existing Lasallian education and formation opportunities and develops new education and formation programs, especially at the local level which are accessible to all interested Lasallians.
  • Recognizes the multi-cultural and multi-religious diversity of all Lasallians and is inclusive and respectful of all

We, the Lasallians of Eastern North America, Brothers and Partners, heed our Founder John Baptist de La Salle's words, recognizing the Trinity's call to our mission. Following the example of the Father, Son, and Spirit, we serve the young, especially the poor, through education, guided by our Lasallian, Catholic heritage.


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The De La Salle Christian Brothers provide a Christian education to underprivileged youth, following a church-assigned mission inspired by Saint John Baptist De La Salle.

Founding Story of Lasallian Education

Touching Hearts, Molding Minds, and Transforming Lives

Beginning in the late 1600s, John Baptist De La Salle transformed education in France by forming a community of educators with whom he developed a spirituality of teaching and learning, aimed at providing a human and Christian education to young people, especially the poor.

Lasallian education, with its holistic and innovative approach, has served as a catalyst for transformative change in the lives of countless young people. By emphasizing not only academic excellence but also character development, social responsibility, and a strong sense of community, Lasallian education, with its dedicated Christian Brothers and Lasallian partners, nurtures well-rounded individuals ready to make a positive impact on the world.

This unique educational philosophy fosters innovation and critical thinking, preparing students to adapt to a rapidly changing society. Through interactive teaching methods, mentorship, and a commitment to inclusivity, Lasallian ministries empower students to discover their potential and become compassionate leaders.

The enduring legacy of Lasallian education is the multitude of individuals who have emerged as confident, capable, socially conscious citizens dedicated to creating a better future for themselves and their communities

How the Mission began

Since the Institute’s beginning at one parish school in Rheims, France, in 1680, it’s educational ministry has grown into a worldwide network of students, educators, parents, benefactors, and alumni. In God’s Providence, De La Salle and the first Brothers established the Christian and Gratuitous Schools (now called Lasallian Schools) as a visible instrument of the reign of God, making education accessible to the young, especially those who are impoverished and marginalized.

The Worldwide Mission Today

Comprised of 5 geographic Regions, containing a collective of over 35 Districts, there are close to 1,000 schools and educational centers at every level, as well as children and family services programs in 80 countries educating nearly 1 million students. The Brothers of the Christian Schools is the largest religious order of Brothers in the church dedicated solely to the mission of Christian education.