When "A Better LA" took on the challenge of keeping kids safe in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, we looked for guys like Gary.
Homeboy Industries needs $5 million dollars to get through the next six months. Father Boyle says due to the bad economy, grants and donations dwindled, so they need the money to bridge the gap.
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The HeArt Project is designed specifically for kids who have struggled in traditional educational environments and are at risk of dropping out of high school.
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You would think that a guy who has transformed tens of thousands of lives over 23 years in the lousiest part of LA could find $5 million somewhere to keep going.
I am proud to say that the buyback exceeded our expectations with 800 more guns collected this year than the previous year's effort.
In 1988, Gregory Boyle opened a school; four years later, he launched Homeboy Industries. Gang members looking for a way out of the cycle of violence and death showed up.
It became easy to see how these common responses to trauma play out in the lives of many survivors of inner-city violence, and why, in many cases, they lead to more violence.
Killing of a 19 yo college student devastates community: We're capable of doing much more to transform inner-city communities into healthy, safe places to live.
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Here's a music video I did last year with students that I used to teach. Many of the students I taught were involved in gangs. When I saw Derrion A...
In the past year more than 40 young persons have been murdered in Chicago, many within a stone's throw of the president's home.
This bill continues to promote and devote the vast majority of its resources to expensive failed policies that may exacerbate the gang problem and crime while disproportionately affecting youth of color.
Homeboy Industries is now the largest gang intervention program in the US. Serving 12 thousand clients a year, 8 thousand gang members from 700 different gangs, we offer comprehensive services to those for whom hope is foreign.