October 24, 2015

6th Annual “Every Angeleno Counts 5K & Festival”!

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.