Launched in 2014, the Global Homeboy Network (GHN) consists of 400 like-minded organizations from around the world. At its core, GHN works to widen the circle of compassion, tenderness, and kinship. We seek to achieve this by fostering community, sanctuary, and family, to provide welcoming, safe spaces to those on the margins. These core values are what energize GHN’s growth and charts our direction. 

Past Annual Gatherings have included people from communities across the United States and the globe who have long hoped to bring pieces of the Homeboy model to their work and organizations. This unconventional “conference” has included technical assistance sessions, best practices, storytelling, workshops, panel discussions, and activities that help share the knowledge and tools found within the Homeboy Industries’ model and those of many of our GHN partner organizations.  

Thank you for your interested in the 2023 Gathering. Registration for the event is currently closed.

Daily Outline

July 30

Day 1

Homeboy Industries

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  • 3:30 – 6:00PM: Reception — Homeboy Industries

July 31

Day 2

The California Endowment

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  • 8:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Opening Session, Morning Meeting, Thought of the Day
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM: Opening Activity
  • 10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
  • 10:15 – 11:45 AM: Plenary Session I
  • 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Lunch
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Networking Lunch or Plenary Session II
  • 1:30 – 1:45 PM: Break
  • 1:45 – 3:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
  • 3:00 – 3:15 PM: Break
  • 3:15 – 4:30 PM: Breakout Sessions (repeated)
  • 4:45 PM: Group Picture, Lobby

August 1

Day 3

The California Endowment

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  • 8:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Opening Session, Morning Meeting, Thought of the Day
  • 9:00 – 10:30 AM: Plenary Session III
  • 10:30 – 10:45 AM: Break
  • 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: TA Session
  • 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM: Lunch
  • 12:15 – 1:45 PM: Networking Lunch or Plenary Session IV
  • 1:45 – 2:00 PM: Break
  • 2:00 – 3:15 PM: TA Sessions (repeated), Open Forum Q&A
  • 3:15 – 3:30 PM: Break
  • 3:30 – 4:30/4:45 PM: Closing Conversation with Fr. Greg

Plenary, Breakout and TA Session descriptions.

Breakout Sessions

8 sessions repeated twice, in the morning and afternoon.

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These are ninety-minute sessions where participants listen and learn from subject matter experts. In these sessions, presenters will share via lecture, slides, videos, and storytelling. Included, time at the end for participant questions.

Technical Assistance Sessions

8 sessions repeated twice, in the morning and afternoon.

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These are seventy five-minute communal learning spaces where participants are encouraged to ask questions, generating insightful discussions. These open Q&A sessions are led by Homeboy Industries’ staff who will facilitate conversations with participants.

Plenary Sessions

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These are ninety-minute presentations in the main hall with everyone in attendance. Each session will include a panel of presenters sharing various viewpoints and stories related to the topic.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the 2023 Gathering take place?

    Sunday – Tuesday, July 30, 31 and August 1

  • Where will the Gathering take place?

    Sunday, July 30: Reception, 3:30 – 6:30 PM
    Homeboy Industries, 130 Bruno Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Monday and Tuesday, July 31 and August 1; Sessions, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • How do I get to the Gathering?

    Homeboy Industries and the California Endowment are conveniently located one city block from each other, just east of Chinatown Los Angeles and 2 blocks north of Union Station Los Angeles. Easy access walking from public transportation hub, Union Station or the Gold Line’s Chinatown exit. Lyft and Uber highly recommended when convenient. There is limited, free parking at the Endowment.

  • Where and when do attendees go to register in-person?

    If you attend the reception on August 30th, when you arrive at Homeboy Industries, you will be directed to registration, open from 3:30 – 5:30 PM.

    If you are joining us on July 31st or August 1st, when you arrive at the California Endowment, you will check in with the Endowment’s lobby desk and be directed to registration, open from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Additional questions, email:

  • Where can I find the agenda?

    The Gathering’s agenda outline can be found here.

  • Do I need to register for individual sessions?

    No, you are welcome to join whichever sessions catch your interest. Please note the option to join a plenary session after you get lunch. Or just enjoy some networking time with fellow attendees.

  • Are meals included?

    Yes! Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages at the reception, at Homeboy Industries. Breakfast, lunch and snacks at the California Endowment

  • What is the Global Homeboy Network Gathering hashtag?

    Please take pictures and use the hashtag #homeboygathering whenever you post. Please also tag @homeboyind on Twitter and @homeboyindustries on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Will there be internet access at the event?

    Yes! Wifi is available.

  • What is the dress code for the Gathering?

    Casual, comfortable attire is recommended. Check the weather, it’s typically pretty hot in Los Angeles in August.

  • Will the sessions be recorded?

    Yes! However, only the keynote and plenary sessions will be recorded.

  • I still have questions. Whom do I contact?


If you have questions related to the Global Homeboy Network, please contact Alison Lass at