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.
Most travelers who stop at Homeboy Café in Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 4 know only that they’re getting a tasty sandwich or pastry. If they’re not running late for their flight, they may pause and learn that these products have a purpose: supporting job training and services for men and women who want to break a cycle of gang membership and incarceration.
However, very few visitors know that, until a few months ago, most of the food served at Homeboy’s LAX outpost was produced by another company as part of a licensing deal—but with the recent launch of a grab-and-go product line, travelers will get a true taste of Homeboy’s homegrown foods. For the first time, trainees in our 18-month Job Training program will be creating and delivering (in our new refrigerated truck) a rotating menu that includes sandwiches, salads, fruit cups, yogurt, crudités, and more. Behind the scenes, our staff has been hard at work generating product ideas and finessing the packaging. These products will be sold at the Sunset News shop (owned by World Duty Free Group) in Terminal 6.
When some trainees come to Homeboy, they have never left their neighborhoods, except to go to prison. Here, the world opens up to them—whether they enroll in college, get a driver’s license, or accompany Fr. Greg on one of his many speaking engagements around the world, trainees begin to travel, both literally and metaphorically. The next time you’re at LAX, the person in line next to you might be a homie.
The Looker Foundation, a long-time supporter of Homeboy Industries, has made a $12,000 grant to our Parenting program. When parents turn their lives around, they break a cycle of violence and poverty for generations to come. Roughly 70% of Homeboy clients have children, meaning that the slate of parenting classes we offer is one of the most crucial components of our education program.
The grant will enable us to serve more parents like Amie, who came to Homeboy as a condition of keeping her youngest daughter (her older children were already in foster care). She admits that initially, the figured she’d go back to using drugs—but Homeboy’s classes helped her discover her own self-worth and set ambitious goals. Her daughter couldn’t wait to sing songs each week at Baby & Me. Today, Amie works as an HIV counselor with L.A. Community Health Project and is renewing her relationship with her older children. “My daughter calls me ‘Mom’ now—she used to just call me ‘Amie.’ My son understands that, before, I was sick. Now they know they can count on me. We all do our homework together.”
Homeboy Industries is grateful for Edison International’s recent contribution of $20,000, which will support our Pathways to College program. Education took a back seat in the lives of many of our clients, as they navigated lives marked by violence and chaos. Pathways to College provides the additional academic, financial, and moral support they need to pursue a college education.
The program has helped people like Lily, a former trainee who admitted that when she was released from prison, returning to college was the furthest thing from her mind. But, as Lily wrote in a recent essay on La Comadre, a blog she co-founded to help women of color navigate education: “Homeboy encouraged me to go back to CSUN [California State University Northridge]…. At the bookstore I noticed Father Greg’s book, Tattoos on the Heart, as though it was some kind of sign of hope and reassurance. I knew I was at the right place.”
Homeboy Industries is grateful to the Satterberg Foundation for making a gift of $10,000 to help former gang members and previously incarcerated men and women redirect their lives. The foundation, which is committed to promoting a just society and sustainable environment, will be helping people like Jermaine see themselves in a new light.
Jermaine recently described spending time with his five-year-old daughter. “For the first time,” he said, “I felt like I was the right person for the job, and like I was doing my best.”
As part of AT&T Aspire, AT&T has made a contribution of $100,000 to support Solar Panel Training at Homeboy Industries. The program has enrolled more than 140 new students in 2015. Sixty-five program graduates found jobs, and 23 passed the prestigious NABCEP test.
The program has become a model for several other training “verticals” (pathways that lead to a job with growth potential) at Homeboy. “No amount of me wanting a homie to have a life and a career can make him want one,” Fr. Greg Boyle has told our clients. “But when you do, it’s waiting for you.”
We are grateful to AT&T for helping ensure that promising careers are waiting for more men and women.
Homeboy Industries’ Every Angeleno Counts 5K and Festival 2015
Click here to view the brand new website for 2015 at www.EveryAngelenoCounts.org!
On Saturday, October 24, 2015 more than 5,000 folks of all ages will gather for a morning-long festival celebrating the worth of every Angeleno and the work of Homeboy Industries.
The Festival includes a 5K Run, an art exhibition and sale featuring 50+ renowned and emerging artists in a variety of media, activities for children, performances by eclectic musical artists, a vendor village selling handicrafts and artisan treats, and the first ever Homegirl Café Football Field Lunch (imagine tacos with 1,000 of your closest friends).
"Homeboy Industries stands against the idea that there might be lives out there that matter less than other lives," Father Greg Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries proclaimed into the bull horn at last year’s event. "Put more positively: Every Angeleno counts. And your being here this morning announces that with your feet."
Each year over 10,000 formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women from across Southern California come through Homeboy Industries’ doors in an effort to make a positive change. They are welcomed into a community of mutuality, kinship and respect. And they receive a wide variety of services ranging from tattoo removal to anger management and parenting classes so they can move on from Homeboy Industries and become contributing members of the community - knowing they count.
Join us as a runner or walker, donor or sponsor, volunteer or cheerleader. Every Angeleno Counts.
August 10th & 11th - 2nd Annual Global Homeboy Network Gathering
Sunday, August 9th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Homegirl Café, 130 W. Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Monday, August 10th & Tuesday, August 11th
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Summer is here… but, before too long, it will be back-to-school time!!
To support the educational goals of our Homeboy community, we are holding our 3rd Annual Back-To-School Drive throughout the month of July.
If you can add a few school supplies to your own student’s shopping trip, please know that any contribution to this effort, large or small, is very much appreciated. It all adds up!! And we are very grateful.
Throughout this month we will be accepting school supplies for students of many ages, all of whom we hope to supply with the much needed tools for success. Aside from the 200+ school-age (K-12) children of our trainees, and the 75+ adults enrolled in community college and vocational training, there are usually over 100 students enrolled at Learning Works @ Homeboy, our charter high school in Boyle Heights. We especially want to support this partnership, since these are kids that would not be in high school if not for the wonderful program, compassionate teachers and tenacious staff of Learning Works!
We want to offer our support and encouragement to all of these students, so they feel the love from their community and the pride in accomplishing something so important. We know that an education is the gift that keeps on giving. In Homeboy-style, let's make sure they know: "We got your back!"
So, please join us in our 3rd Annual Back-To-School Drive throughout the month of July. We can accept donations of any of the following unused school supplies:
Backpacks, calculators, 3-ring binders, lined filler paper, spiral notebooks, folders, report covers, rulers, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, colored pencils, highlighters, white out, glue sticks, gift cards, etc.
We will distribute these supplies on August 3rd in a Back-To-School event. We want all of these students to succeed - and we know it takes a village!!
You can drop-off at our headquarters at 130 W. Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 from M-F 7:30am-5pm. You can also mail them to that address, ATTN: Educational Services.
Please direct questions to Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your continued support and for making this Back-To-School season less stressful for so many of those in need. We appreciate your efforts!!
Saturday, April 11, 2015 | JW Mariott at L.A. Live | Lo Maximo Awards and Dinner
After the laughing and crying, Homeboy hugs and high fives – Homeboy Industries’ annual fundraiser is the most important night for the organization each year.
With your help, in 2015 Homeboy Industries will provide a welcoming place for 10,000 gang members and formerly incarcerated men and women to leave behind hopeless pasts filled with poverty, abuse, and criminal activity.
Proceeds from Lo Máximo will support free job training program and wrap-around services like mental health and substance abuse support, educational and legal services, tattoo removal and so much more.
You know that the work is important and the evening is an inspiration.
Commit as a Community Sponsor or above by February 9, 2015 and we’ll acknowledge you on the invitation we send later in the month.
Cruise Alaska's Inside Passage on the Celebrity Solstice June 12-19, 2015 with Father Greg. Read more and book now.
The eight-day cruise itinerary includes: :
Through the cruise Father Greg will share stories and wisdom gleaned from life with the men and women of Homeboy Industries. And he'll celebrate mass daily. This is a unique opportunity to travel with Father Greg and it will surely be a transformative experience.
When you use code 55837 to book your cruise, you'll be invited to a welcome reception and receive a personalized autographed copy of his book Tattoos on the Heart. Reserve your spot today.
Open House - Saturday, November 1st 5:30-7:30
130 W. Bruno Street - Los Angeles, CA 90012
Drop by Homeboy Headquarters to sample and pre-order holiday delectables from tamales and granola to cookies and Homegirl’s special coffee brew.
This year only, taste a 2010 Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay produced by Speratus Winery.Order as a gift and 100% of the proceeds benefit Homeboy Industries.
AND, enjoy a reprise of the EVERY ANGELENO COUNTS ART SHOW & SALE that made its debut on October 18th as part of this year's 5K Run. Proceeds from sales benefit Homeboy Industries.
Tasting fee is $15 and can be applied to your purchase or pre-order of gifts!
Please click here to register.
Saturday, November 1st beginning at 6:30 p.m.
It’s a new tradition! Seasonal family style dinner at the Homegirl Café topped off by Transformation Stories from men and women working through Homeboy Industries’ program.
The evening begins with light bites, libations and a wine auction. Attire is casual, but bring your credit card.
Attire is casual. Space is limited. Tickets are $75. Be prepared to be wowed by the company, the food, and the amazing work that goes on at Homeboy Industries.
Please click here to register.
Homeboy Industries and Children’s Institute, Inc. present our 2nd Community Roundtable
"The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children"
Tuesday, September 23rd
Children's Institute, Inc. (Otis Booth Campus)
2121 Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Friday, June 13th
7th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference
Westin LAX Hotel
5400 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
I’ve attached the conference brochure and below is the link to the registration website:
Join us on May 29th for Transformation Stories Live in the intimate setting of Homegirl Café. Celebrate the lives of the men and women who courageously choose the path of transformation every day at Homeboy Industries as we gather together to hear their stories.
2014 Homeboy Hero Jose Rodriguez and Homeboy trainees will share their stories. The program will be preceded by food and cocktails catered by Homegirl Café.
The event is $12 per person. Proceeds support Homeboy Industries.
When: Thursday, May 29; reception at 5:30, hourlong program at 6 p.m.
Where: Homegirl Café, 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Please RSVP here: https://homeboyind.wufoo.com/forms/rsvp-for-transformation-stories-live/
“PLACAS: THE MOST DANGEROUS TATTOO” Paul S. Flores & San Francisco International Arts Festival present “Healing from Violence” A Conversation with Alex Sanchez of Homies Unidos, Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries and Jerry Tello of National Compadres Network & National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute Friday, April 4th, 2014. 5:30pm-7:00pm (updated times), FREE at Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC) 514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 You are invited to attend this special conversation with community leaders working on local, national and international levels who will be discussing the topic of “Healing from Violence.”
On Thursday, March 20, 2014, in collaboration with Homeboy Industries, Children's Institute, Inc. will hold a one-day community roundtable to discuss several of the issues related to helping individuals successfully reintegrate into society after incarceration. We hope you'll join us! Click on the image for more information.
Please join us Saturday, December 14 at 4 p.m. for a special holiday edition of our ongoing Transformation Stories events. Experience inspiring stories of kinship and courage from Homeboy trainees, enjoy tamales from Homegirl Cafe and enter the raffle to win a gorgeous gingerbread house from Homeboy Bakery! From the margins to finding the Homeboy community, Homeboy trainees will share their experiences, revealing how while working at Homeboy their lives have been changed and how community trumps gang.
Learn how you can become a sustaining member of the Homeboy Industries community during the holidays and beyond, through our monthly giving program, Tattoos on the Heart.
This afternoon of kinship will feature tamales, as well as other light bites and aguas frescas from Homegirl Café.
Transformation Stories Saturday, December 14th, 2013 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (light bites at 4, program at 4:30) Homegirl Cafe 130 West Bruno Street Los Angeles, California 90012 Come on down. Please bring a friend. Admission by donation.
Presented by Tattoos on the Heart, Homeboy Industries’ new monthly giving program.
Easy monthly giving funds major monthly transformations.
FIGHTING SHADOWS by RICHARD CABRAL, with ROBERT EGAN This is a passionate and poignant one man show celebrating the power of human transformation and redemption. The play is filled with story, poetry, music and love. Raised by a single mother in East Los Angeles, Richard fell victim to the self-destructive cycle that he and his family were born into -- gangs and drug addiction, and a life of crime that began in his early teens. By the age of 14, Richard was incarcerated. By 20 he was accused of shooting a rival gang member and fought a 35-year-to-life sentence. Through his art as actor and storyteller and his relationship with Homeboy Industries, Richard would turn his former life of pain into a thing of beauty. Richard now helps others who still struggle with the violent lives they were born into -- to see the light as he did. This one man show is his story. Richard Cabral is a professional actor who grew up in the gang world of East Los Angeles. He was recently awarded Homeboy Industries “Homeboy Hero Award” given to the former gang member who has moved on, 'graduated" from the Homeboy program, someone who has most profoundly transformed his/her life. Richard has been in five feature films, numerous television shows and now this, his first major theatre piece. His most recent movie appearance was in the Ridley Scott film, THE COUNSELOR. Robert Egan is a professional director, dramaturge and producer. He was the Producing Artistic Director of the Mark Taper Forum for 20 seasons and presently is the Artistic Director/Producer of the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Robert has worked with Homeboy Industries for over a decade and was one of the original creators of the Lo Maximo Award ceremony. Suggested $10 donation at the door. Tickets are free. RSVP REQUIRED Performance at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90013
Join us this Saturday for the 4th annual Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk at Los Angeles State Historic Park!
Early packet pick-up is at Homegirl Café on Friday, the night before the race, from 3-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
6-7:30 a.m. - On-site registration and packet pick-up
8 a.m. - Race time
The Homeboy Marketplace will be open until 11 a.m. with food and fun for everyone!
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA
On-site registration will be $45.00/adults, $20.00/kids $40.00/team members. We will accept cash, credit cards & checks.
-Donate to support Team Homeboy as our homeboys and homegirls run alongside case managers, employment services counselors and volunteer teachers. We'll all say thanks!
The Los Angeles Paralegal Association is holding a wine tasting on August 22. Proceeds from the event will go to support job training and the free services and programs offered at Homeboy Industries. Homeboy speakers will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions. Learn more and register at www.lapa.org.
Smothers Theater, Pepperdine University
June 23rd, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are on sale NOW!
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Smothers Theater box office, over the phone at (310) 506-4522, or online at http://pepperdinearts.ticketforce.com/.
VIP Tickets @ $250 include a private post-performance dessert reception with the artists and Father Greg Boyle
Additional tickets are $75 and $45.
Proceeds support job training and wraparound services for formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women at Homeboy Industries. Call (323) 526-1254 x312 with questions. In addition to regular reserved seating tickets, a select number of VIP packages will be available, which will include premium seating within the first three rows, a limited-edition commemorative concert poster, and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Kristofferson, John Flynn, and Homeboy Industries founder Fr. Gregory Boyle after the show.
Thanks to audience support, "G-DOG" has been held over once again through May 19th at Laemmle theaters in Pasadena and Claremont. Saturday, May 18th - 11am // Sunday, May 19th - 11am. Thanks for spreading the word to your friends and family!
* Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
* Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. 2nd St., Claremont, CA 91711
Check out the trailer: G-DOG Trailer
Purchase tickets: Online Tickets
If you missed the SoCal theatrical debut of "G-DOG" last week, you're in luck!! Due to popular demand, "G-DOG", the new documentary about Homeboy and Father Greg, has been extended through this weekend at Laemmle theaters in Santa Monica, North Hollywood, Pasadena and Claremont. Saturday, May 4th - 11am // Sunday, May 5th - 11am.
Join Academy Award-winner, Freida Lee Mock, for a special Q&A following the screening of "G-DOG" in Santa Monica.
Join Homeboy staff for Q&A's following the screenings in NoHo, Pasadena and Claremont.
* Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
* Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
* Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
* Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. 2nd St., Claremont, CA 91711
Check out the trailer: G-DOG Trailer
Purchase tickets: Online Tickets
Get your copy today from the Homeboy Industries Merchandise Store and Online.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE DVD NOW
G-Dog is a story about second chances - about the charismatic visionary Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest who rescues kids from gangs by launching the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program, Homeboy Industries, now an international model. "Must See Film..." - Huffington Post "Inspirational" - LA Times "Amazing Film" - Film Talk, KPCC "Riveting…Brilliantly Told" - Latino Weekly Review
Please swing by and support the Homeboy booth at the upcoming LA Times Festival of Books!!! Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st. We'll be near the cooking stage and food trucks in the Blue Zone on Cromwell Field at USC - Booth #2081. Father Greg will be signing his NY Times best-seller, Tattoos on the Heart, and Homegirl Cafe Chef Pati Zarate will sign her beautiful, brand-new cookbook, Hungry for Life. Father Greg will be available: Saturday, 10-11am/4:30-6pm & Sunday, 12-5pm. Chef Pati will be available all throughout each day. We look forward to seeing you there!! Free and open to the public. For more info, go to the event website at: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is thrilled to present the documentary "G-Dog", by Academy Award-winner Freida Lee Mock, as the first event of the 2013 NVFF K-12 Education & Outreach Program. After a well-received screening at last November's festival, the NVFF wants to continue sharing this important story with the community. Homeboy staffers and "G-Dog" co-stars, Hector Verdugo and Fabian Debora, will attend the screenings and discussions. Please join them at one of the following shows: Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30-8pm - Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School Auditorium. Wednesday, April 17th, 5:30-9pm - Napa District Auditorium. Thursday, April 18th, 6:30-9:30pm - American Canyon High School Auditorium. Possible additional screening in Calistoga TBA. Admission is free for students with ID, and $5 for adults. Tickets sold at door. More info at: http://napavalleyfilmfest.org/2013/gdog-edu/
The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival will screen the new documentary, "G-Dog", for two nights. One of its stars, Homeboy Substance Abuse Counselor and resident artist, Fabian Debora, will be in attendance, along with Academy Award-winner, Freida Lee Mock. Two screenings: Friday, April 5th, 7:10pm. Saturday, April 6th, 4:40pm. Tower City Cinemas, Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, OH 44113. For more info, go to: http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2013/g-dog.
For those Homeboy supporters who live Down Under, please go support the Closing Night screening of "G-Dog", the new doco about Homeboy Industries and Father Greg, by Academy Award winner Freida Mock. Homeboy staffers, and "G-Dog" stars, Louis Perez and Fabian Debora, will be there to welcome you with big, open arms! Please stop by to say g'day and lend your support. Tuesday, March 5th. 6pm. Big Picture Film Festival, Event Cinemas, Sydney, Australia. Tickets required. More info at: http://www.thebigpicture.org.au/wordpress/?event=g-dog-closing-night-film-plus-supper-package
Saturday, December 15, 2012
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Los Angeles State Historic Park
Join us for a great morning in the park to support Homeboy Industries!
- Registration & check-in open at 6:00am
- Come early for breakfast and shopping in the Homeboy Marketplace
- Race begins at 8am
- Stay late for post-race lunch, shopping, entertainment and community booths
What you can do now:
- Sign up to run!
- Spread the word!
- Put together a team!
- Become a corporate sponsor!
- Donate to support Team Homeboy as our homeboys and homegirls run along side case managers, employment services counselors and volunteer teachers. We'll all say thanks!
- $40 Adults
- $20 Children
- $30 Groups (10 or more registrants)
Each registrant will receive an exclusive 2012 Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk t-shirt, along with a goodie bag and a certificate for free Angela's Potion in the Homegirl Cafe or Homeboy Bakery.
Meet Homeboy Industries' Associate Executive Director, Hector Verdugo, and Director of Re-Entry Services, Shirley Torres, cast members in the new documentary G-Dog, a film by Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock at a VIP reception and benefit screening. Saturday, October 13th. 7pm. Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley, ID. Tickets required. http://www.sunvalleyonline.com/2012/10/02/g-dog-sun-valley-film-premiere
Bring a picnic or grab dinner at the Homeboy Marketplace, rock out to your favorite Oingo Boingo songs with Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party (featuring former members of Oingo Boingo) and then, after the sun goes down, watch an advance screening of “G-DOG”, the new documentary from Academy Award ® Winning filmmaker, Freida Lee Mock. The film follows Father Greg Boyle and the men and women of Homeboy Industries as they faced the financial crisis that almost closed their doors forever.
Gates @ 6:00pm / Band @ 7:30pm / Movie @ 8:30pm
General Admission is $40 (advance)/$45 (regular), VIP is $150 (advance)/$155 (regular). To purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE or call 323.461.3673
"G-Dog", the new film by Academy Award winning film maker, Freida Lee Mock, will be screening at this year's LA Film Fest on Father's Day (Sunday, June 17, 2012) at 4:20pm at the Regal Cinemas at Regal Cinemas LA Live. Tickets are free, but space is limited. For more information about the LA Film Fest, and to reserve your tickets, go here. The documentary, which features Father Greg, Hector Verdugo, Louis Perez, Shayna Welcher, Brian Moon and Kyle Shoaf, chronicles life at Homeboy Industries during the economic crisis that almost forced it to close its doors. For more information about the film, visit their website at www.gdogthemovie.com.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has taken away most funding for Adult Education within the district. Adult Education is vital for the members of this community as it is an affordable source of quality education and vocational training. Please join Father Gregory Boyle and Homeboy Industries as we open our doors to the public and invite our community's leaders to candidly discuss this impacting issue. Friday, June 8 @ 4pm Homeboy Industries Headquarters 130 West Bruno Street Los Angeles, CA 90012