Homeboy Industries is the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. For over 30 years, we have stood as a beacon of hope in Los Angeles to provide training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.
“We imagine a world without prisons, and then we try to create that world. ”Father Greg Boyle, Founder
Our Global Impact
What began in 1988 as a way of improving the lives of former gang members in East Los Angeles has today become a blueprint for over 250 organizations and social enterprises around the world, from Alabama and Idaho, to Guatemala and Scotland. The Global Homeboy Network is a group of like-minded organizations committed to impacting the lives of those in their communities. To Learn more, click HERE.
At age 28, David Woods received his driver’s license. At the time, David had been a Trainee at Homeboy Industries for a little over a year, working on his GED while being a father to his son.