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Homeboy Industries

My LA: Chris Weitz On Hidden Neighborhoods, Food Trucks & Malibu

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.27.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Chris Weitz -- Director, best known for the American Pie franchise, New Moon, The Golden Compass, and About A Boy, which gained him an Academy Aw...

PHOTOS: Chris Weitz & Lime Orchard Present 'A Better Life'

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 02.02.2012 | Los Angeles

"I’ve lived in Los Angeles for twenty years, and I feel like I’ve never really known it," said Academy Award nominated Chris Weitz, at the screeni...

Pastor Of Second Chances

Katherine Marshall | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Homeboy Industries today is a bustling bundle of different offices and departments. A non-profit organization, it is proud to call itself the largest gang rehabilitation program anywhere.

PHOTOS: Ex-Gang Members, Artists Collaborate For A Show About Violence, Hope

Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

This collaborative project between ex-gang members and LA artist Nancy Baker Cahill is visually haunting. Participants in the project tell their stori...

Homeboy Industries Chips And Salsa A Big Winner At Ralphs | Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The chips are falling into place for Homeboy Industries. The hottest-selling snack item at 256 Ralphs deli sections across Southern California in the...

Homeboy Industries: One Good Reason Homicides in L.A. are Down

Charles Annenberg Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Charles Annenberg Weingarten

In a community often painted with violence, hatred, misunderstanding and fear, a beacon of light shines for the gang-infested youth of South Central L.A. His name is Father Gregory Boyle.

'Homeboy And Homegirls' Need Money to Keep Their Jobs

Toan Lam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

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.

Greg Boyle Has Saved Thousands of Latino Lives In Los Angeles. So Why Might He Go Out Of Business?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jesse Kornbluth

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.

LA Closes Homeboy Industries, Saves the Kittens

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tanya Jo Miller

Now I love kittens as much as the next guy, but with gangs being such a problem in LA, I do wonder where our priorities are.

Homeboy Industries, Nation's Largest Anti-Gang Program, Lays Off 300 Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For over 20 years, Father Greg Boyle has worked to help Los Angeles gang members rebuild their lives. The organization Boyle founded, Homeboy Industri...

Jesuit-Run Gang Ministry Cuts Staff

Religion News Service | By David Finnigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By David Finnigan Religion News Service LOS ANGELES (RNS) A prominent anti-gang ministry here run by a Jesuit priest has laid off 330 of its 427 staf...

Homeboy Industries, Refuge For Gang Members, Lays Off Most Of Its Employees

Los Angeles Times | Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Homeboy Industries, the Los Angeles institution whose mission for more than 20 years has been to turn jobs into a recipe for saving the lives of gang ...

L.A. Homeboys Help Troubled Alabama Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

L.A.'s Homeboy Industries has been nationally recognized for its successful gang intervention programs. Now, a recent multimedia project by the Los A...

Homeboy Industries: Producing Hope

Fr. Gregory Boyle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fr. Gregory Boyle

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.

Stop Tearing the Heart Out of L.A.

Kamala Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala Lopez

What is it about Rocio Martinez that makes kids on the edge of the abyss trust her? Well, for one thing, they know that Rosi, as they call her, can relate -- she used to be one of them.

Solar Panel Installation Class Helps Ex-Cons Find Employment

Wall Street Journal | MIRIAM JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the race to train America's "green-collar" work force, a group composed mostly of former Los Angeles gang members on parole is an early participant...