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 learn more about our work and join our community of kinship. In addition to the First Lady, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Hilda Solis and Assistant Secretary of Labor Brent Parton joined the conversation to discuss ways to expand our healing centric reentry program which creates economic opportunity and quality job training for thousands of people every year.  We’re grateful to the First Lady for joining us our community of kinship and sharing her support.

To read more about the First Lady’s visit, see this L.A.Times news story.