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Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries
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Established1992 (1992)
Greg Boyle, SJ
200–235 youth
AffiliationsJesuit, Catholic
$14.7 million
Formerly called
Jobs for a Future

Homeboy Industries is a youth program founded in 1992[1] by Father Greg Boyle following the work of the Christian base communities at Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.[2][3] The program is intended to assist high-risk youth, former gang members and the recently incarcerated with a variety of free programs, such as mental health counseling, legal services, tattoo removal, curriculum and education classes, work-readiness training, and employment services. A distinctive aspect of Homeboy Industries is its structure of a multifaceted social enterprise and social business. This helps young people who were former gang members and former inmates to have an opportunity to acquire job skills and seek employment[4] in a safe, supportive environment.[5] Among the businesses[6] are the Homeboy Bakery, Homegirl Café[7] & Catering, Homeboy/Girl Merchandise, Homeboy Farmers Markets, The Homeboy Diner at City Hall,[8] Homeboy Silkscreen & Embroidery, Homeboy Grocery, and Homeboy Cafe & Bakery in the American Airlines terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.[9]

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  4. ^ "Homeboy Industries - Why We Do It |". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ Gibson-Graham, J.K., Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy. 2013. Take back the economy: an ethical guide for transforming our communities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
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  7. ^ "Tavis Smiley Home Girl Cafe". PBS. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  8. ^ "Homeboy Industries expands with diner at City Hall". LA Times. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  9. ^ "LAX Newsletter February 2013" (PDF). LAWA. Retrieved 6 January 2016.