HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training, Crime & Law

Location: 130 W. Bruno Street Los Angeles CA 90012 USA

Mission: Homeboy Industries provides comprehensive job training, job development, social and educational support services, all offered free of charge, to the most disenfranchised segment of our community, formerly gang affiliated youth, parolees, the under-educated and poor. Homeboy Industries is a beacon of hope and opportunity for those seeking to leave gang life, for whom the barriers and challenges are great, and for whom there is virtually no other avenue to have a second chance to enter the mainstream of society.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands on intervention, education and guidance for former Gang Members, At Risk Kids, those newly released from jail and their Families is key to the success here. The good works done by Father Gregor Boyle, his staff, volunteers and the those going through the "program/jobs" at Homeboy and Homegirls transforms lives in a way that hasn't been done in any other programs.

Father G and his Homie ambassadors are saints in my eye convincing gang members there is a better way of life. They have incredible success against what seem insurmountable odds.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More fundraising efforts so more can be helped

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Watching the growth of the young people that are part of Homeboy Industries led by Father Boyle is a amazing. Giving hope, jobs and self respect back to former gang members with education and a chance is what a Great nonprofit in my mind should do. With the restaurant, bakery, apparel company and other industries I believe in supporting this worthy group...I do!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was extremely welcomed at Homeboy. I came from a Midwest University to volunteer here and it truly changed my perspective on gang intervention and inner-city education. Father Gregory Boyle does an outstanding job with all the homeboys and homegirls. I was very moved with this program. I highly recommend people to get involved.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This the best possible approach to gang intervention. Fr. Greg Boyle and his staff understand what is stake and exactly how to help someone redirect his/her life. I have seen countless young men and women transformed by their contact with this organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way youth change their lives

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do exactly what the founder, Fr. Greg Boyle, has done

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they are hopeful and hard working. A great combination.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing! Loving and compassionate and kept a sense of humor. A lot like the founder actually.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make an even bigger impact on reducing gang violence and giving every gang member a real opportunity to change his/her life.

Ways to make it better...

they had even more funding to help more people!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not enough money to meet the need for services

One thing I'd also say is that...

this organization is a model of excellence for long-lasting individual and community change. It doesn't get any better than this.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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