Every gift made to Homeboy Industries assists and helps to
provide hope for an individual seeking a second chance.
Tribute & Memorial gifts are an excellent way to remember a
loved one or to celebrate a special occasion in someone’s life.
Your gift will make a positive impact in the lives of many
formerly gang involved.
Father Gregory Boyle was born in Los Angeles and is one of eight children. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1972 and was ordained a priest in 1984. He received his BA in English from Gonzaga University, an MA in English from Loyola Marymount University and advanced theology degrees from The Weston School of Theology and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
He has taught at Loyola High School in Los Angeles; was chaplain in the Islas Marias Penal Colony in Mexico and at Folsom prison and worked with Christian Base Communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He was appointed pastor of Dolores Mission Church in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1986 where he served through 1992. Homeboy Industries was born in 1988 and is now the largest gang intervention, re-hab and re-entry program in the United States.
Father Greg is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” His debut book has been honored by SCIBA (Southern California Indie Booksellers Association), Pen USA, Publishers Weekly, and Goodreads Choice Awards. He has received numerous honorary degrees, awards and recognitions including the Civic Medal of Honor, the California Peace Prize, Humanitarian of the Year from Bon Appetit Magazine, and in 2011 was inducted into the California Hall of Fame. He has served on the State Commission for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The National Youth Gang Center Board and the Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force.
St. Louis, MO - Saint Louis University will be hosting Father Greg to speak as part of their 2013-14 First Year Experience. Tattoos on the Heart was chosen as the summer reading book for all first year students. Please join them if you're in the area. Monday, November 11th. 7pm. Book signing to follow. Saint Louis University, Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom, 20 N Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103. Free and open to the public. More info below.
Father Greg will also be doing 9pm Mass on Sunday, November 10th. Saint Francis Xavier Church, 3638 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.
Westwood, CA - Homeboy has a POP-UP store as part of Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood. Father Greg will be onsite to sign books Saturday, November 9th, 2-4pm. Homeboy Industries Arts ReSTORE, 1134 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024. This venture will be open November 1st-24th. Thursdays-Saturdays 11am-8pm, Sundays 11am-5pm. Please come visit and say hello!
Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a new initiative by the Hammer Museum that aims to re-energize Westwood Village with the creative force of local Angeleno artisans and craftspeople. From November 1 to 24, the Hammer will fill several empty storefronts in Westwood, donated by the property owners to this project, with an array of artisan vendors. With its accompanying events and workshops, the Arts ReSTORE pop-up village will enliven the neighborhood with a new and vibrant retail experience.
Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is an initiative of LA2050 and is supported by a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation. LA2050 is an initiative to create a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles, and to drive and track progress toward that vision. Spearheaded by the Goldhirsh Foundation, LA2050 has looked at the health of the region along well-defined indicators, and made informed projections about where we’ll be in the year 2050 if we continue on this current path. The Hammer Museum’s Arts ReSTORE project was chosen by public vote as the winner within the Arts and Cultural Vitality indicator.
Homeboy Industries was honored to receive the LA2050 grant for Public Safety this year. Thank you Goldhirsh Foundation and for everyone who voted for us! For more information about this initiative, go to: http://www.la2050.org/my-la2050/.
La Canada-Flintridge, CA - The YMCA of the Foothills is hosting a community prayer breakfast, "Bringing Our Community Together," featuring Father Greg as the keynote speaker. Please join them on Thursday, November 7th. 6:30am doors open for breakfast. 7am program begins. Crescenta-Canada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. (818) 790-0123. Tickets $20 advance, $30 at door. More info below.