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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training, Rehabilitation Services for Offenders, Youth Development

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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5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Training, teaching everything from a craft to parenting. Father Gregory Boyle's grass roots beginning 26 years ago has grown to a restaurant, silk screen business, bakery goods that supplies restaurants and has Homeboys selling and working at Farmers Markets and so much more.
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Rating: 5

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.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.