News / October 2022

FLOTUS, Dr. Jill Biden, Visits Homeboy Industries

We were honored and humbled to welcome the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, to Homeboy Industries for a visit at Homeboy Bakery and Homegirl Café. Along with founder, Father Greg and other senior leaders, she met Gennell Lewis and Mario Lundes in the Bakery, and sat with Eugene Walker and Johanna Carbajal in the Café, to […]

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News / September 2022

Grab Your Copy of Forgive, Everyone, Everything by Fr. Greg and Fabian Debora

Father Greg and Fabian Debora partnered together on a new book, Forgive Everyone, Everything. The book is now available for purchase! It is a powerful collection of Fr. Greg’s most poignant writings based on decades of experiences of loss, pain, redemption and renewal. The reflections are accompanied by stunning art from Homeboy Art Academy Executive Director and acclaimed artist, […]

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News / February 2022

Order Our CEO’s New Book, “The Homeboy Way”

We’re excited to share that our CEO Tom Vozzo’s new book, “The Homeboy Way” is available for purchase. About the Book: ​Leading with heart, authenticity and purpose, Thomas Vozzo provides a clear path to a new bottom line—including 55 rules to break—bringing the Homeboy Way to life as the perfect anecdote to the massive tidal […]

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News / February 2022

Open Letter: A Call to Accelerate Resources to California’s Nonprofits

Right now, California is at a crossroads as we face compounding issues: the COVID-19 pandemic, social injustice, climate change, and homelessness, among others. Standing on the frontlines and tackling these challenges head on are the thousands of nonprofits across California that are working tirelessly to support our communities. Doing this work requires an immense amount […]

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News / November 2021

2022 Homeboy Gift Guide

Give a gift that keeps on giving – products with a purpose! Every purchase from one of Homeboy Industries’ social enterprise businesses impacts a life and supports the people of the organization, who are looking to transform their lives. Homeboy Industries is the largest Shopping for loved ones isn’t always easy, but we’re here to help! We’ve put […]

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News / September 2021

KTLA 5’s Frank Buckley and Vera Jimenez to host the Homeboy 5K

We’re excited to have KTLA 5’s Frank Buckley and Vera Jimenez hosting our 12th Annual Homeboy 5K Run/Walk. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at 8:00 AM. Join us as we run (or walk!) in kinship with those who are often pushed to the margins! This family-fun event is one you […]

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News / July 2021

Homeboy Industries Receives $15 Million in Funding to Support Training and Reentry Program

Homeboy Industries has received $15 million in funding from the State of California’s 2021-2022 budget to further develop its workforce training and reentry program in partnership with the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB).   For more than 33 years, Homeboy Industries has provided comprehensive wrap around services, job training and quality jobs to formerly incarcerated and gang […]

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News / June 2021

Homeboy Industries Receives $50,000 Gift from Deckers Brands.

Homeboy Industries is excited to receive a generous $50,000 gift from Deckers Brands to support our program and services. Read the full press release below. GOLETA, Calif., June 16, 2021, Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced the recipients of their annual $500,000 […]

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News / June 2021

Homeboy Industries to Receive $20 Million Gift to Support Renown Reentry Program

Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest reentry organization for formerly incarcerated and gang involved individuals, has received a $20 million gift from MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett. This transformative gift will be used to fund initiatives including establishing an operating reserve; developing supportive housing solutions for program participants; and creating more quality jobs through the expansion […]

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News / June 2021

Homeboy Industries Receives Support from LA Super Bowl Host Committee

Homeboy Industries is excited and honored to be named as one of the “Champion” organizations and included in the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program. In its journey to Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee (LASBHC) announced 56 community organizations selected as part of the official Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program –Champions […]

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News / May 2021

Homeboy Industries Hosts a Vaccination Day.

Homeboy Industries teamed up with the Office of LA Supervisor Hilda Solis and several other community partners to bring the COVID vaccine to justice-impacted community members. 125 doses of the vaccine were administered during the event. Over 15 community-based justice organizations participated in the event leading to close to 150 volunteers supporting the event. The […]

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News / March 2021

Pre-Order Father Greg’s Book, “The Whole Language”

We’re very excited to announce that Father Greg’s third book, “The Whole Language”, is now available for pre-order!  About the Book: Gregory Boyle, the beloved Jesuit priest and author of the inspirational bestsellers, Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, returns with a call to witness the transformative power of tenderness, rooted in his lifetime of […]

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News / December 2020

Support Homeboy Industries this Holiday Season!

For more than 32 years, Homeboy Industries has stood with the most marginalized and demonized amongst us, supporting hundreds of thousands of men, women and youth seeking to change the arc of their lives. We have been a local and global leader in the social justice movement – seeking and acting to change the way the world […]

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News / December 2020

LA Rams Players Give $50,000 to Homeboy Industries in Honor of Giving Tuesday

Homeboy Industries would like to thank the Los Angeles Rams players for donating $50,000 to our organization in honor of Giving Tuesday! We are extremely grateful to have them standing with us in supporting the men, women and youth who are on a path towards self-discovery, healing and transformation. The Rams invited 25 social justice […]

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News / November 2020

A Huge Thank You to Cutera Inc.

Homeboy Industries would like to thank for donating a Cutera enlighten® Laser to our Tattoo Removal Clinic along with clinical training and service (a $300,000 value) to aid community members who need tattoo removal to get back on their feet. We are extremely grateful for our partnership, and thank Cutera Inc. for standing with us […]

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News / November 2020

A Special Thank You to AT&T California.

Homeboy Industries would like to thank AT&T California for donating $50,000 to support our programs, including our therapeutic 18-month re-entry model, that offers wraparound supportive services designed to heal complex traumas and educational and employment opportunities that lead to stability and self-sufficiency for participants. We are very excited and humbled to receive this generous contribution […]

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News / June 2020

HARRY AND MEGHAN, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX VISIT HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 24, 2020 Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent the afternoon yesterday visiting with the homeboys and homegirls of Homeboy Industries. Joining employees in the Homegirl Café and Homeboy Bakery for a session of cooking and conversation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex helped prepare food for our Feed […]

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News / June 2020

We Stand…

We stand today with the family of George Floyd as they hold services for him in Minneapolis. We remain horrified that in 8 minutes and 46 seconds, his life was snuffed out by police officers in the light of day. We hold George’s family in our broken hearts. This tragic event and the COVID-19 crisis both have revealed […]

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News / April 2020

Mailback Your Old Electronics with Homeboy Electronics Recycling

Homeboy Electronics Recycling is a certified and award-winning social enterprise offering nationwide service for the proper disposal and management of your IT assets. The mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality electronics reuse and recycling solutions while employing people who face systemic barriers to work. Homeboy Electronics Recycling is still responsibly recycling […]

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Feed HOPE with the Homeboy Bakery in the Wake of COVID-19

The Homegirl Café and Homeboy Bakery have launched the Feed HOPE Program as a way to provide meals to the food insecure during this extraordinary time. You can support this program while also enjoying some of the best-loved goods from the Homeboy Bakery. Each purchase of our Original Cinnamon Coffee Cake, our Chocolate Coffee Cake, or our scrumptious Assortment of Chewy […]

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News / April 2020

Giving Tuesday Now is Tuesday, May 5th!

In response to the unprecedented need created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global team at Giving Tuesday has created Giving Tuesday Now, which will take place on Tuesday, May 5th! Join the global movement in helping the world heal by supporting nonprofit organizations like Homeboy Industries, who help our communities thrive. Homeboy Industries stands as […]

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News / March 2020

Hope | Now More than Ever

As a community founded on the concept of kinship and compassion, Homeboy Industries stands as a beacon of hope for many in the Los Angeles community. Our constant refrain, “there is no us and them, only us,” is one that we embrace more than ever, during this extraordinary time. Though our campus is off-limits in […]

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News / November 2019

[VIDEO] Father Greg at #SJES50Years Congress in Rome

We’re happy to share this round table discussion between Father Greg, activist Vaishali Patil from India, and young leader Noluthando Honono from South Africa, yesterday at the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat Congress in Rome, Italy! Father Greg spoke of communities of tenderness as the key to healing for young people on the margins of […]

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News / October 2019

Remember Us This Giving Tuesday, Dec 3rd!

Homeboy Industries stands as a beacon of hope for former gang members and previously incarcerated men and women seeking to make a change in their life. Each year we provide free job training and support to nearly 9,000 individuals in Los Angeles. Giving Tuesday is a once-a-year, global movement to celebrate nonprofit organizations, like Homeboy Industries, who help […]

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News / June 2019

Homeboy Grocery now at Walmart!

Homeboy Salsa and Guacamole now available at Walmart Locations in Southern California On Thursday, June 13, 2019 Homeboy Industries celebrated the introduction of Homeboy Salsa and Homeboy Guacamole for sale at forty select southern California Walmart locations. The product launch celebration was held at the Walmart Superstore in Compton, CA and featured Compton Mayor, Aja […]

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News / June 2019

NEW Project with The Little Market!

We’ve teamed up with The Little Market to design and screen-print limited edition Homeboy & Homegirl tote bags. They’re fair trade, good for the environment, and support our mission — 50% of every bag sold will be donated to Homeboy Industries. The Little Market is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering artisan women in […]

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News / April 2019

One CLICK Can Help Create Jobs

UPDATED 5/10/2019: We are thrilled to announce we are a finalist in the $100,000 My LA2050 Grants Challenge! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Homeboy as we create job opportunities for the formerly incarcerated. Wish us luck in the next phase of the selection process! Winners will be announced June 4th. LA2050 […]

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News / January 2019

Special thanks to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles!

Homeboy Industries is proud to have been awarded a two-year grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. In 2018, The Foundation’s General Community Grants were awarded to programs that provide paths out of poverty through social enterprise. Homeboy Industries provides hands-on job training for hundreds of formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated individuals each year […]

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News / November 2018

Shine Your Light This Season!

For 30 years, Homeboy Industries has served as a beacon of hope in the heart of Los Angeles for formerly gang involved and previously incarcerated men and women. As we’ve grown to become the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, we’ve learned an educated inmate may or may not re-offend and an employed one may or […]

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News / July 2018

New Tattoo Removal Technique

We’re excited to announce that in June 2018, Homeboy Industries received a donation of laser equipment from Eraser Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal. The Sinon q-switched ruby laser by Alma Lasers adds the 694 nanometer wavelength to our tattoo removal toolkit and allows us to treat exotic ink colors such as blue, green, purple, and stubborn black. This is […]

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