THE 2021 GATHERING IS VIRTUAL

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Where do we go from here? We know for the people and communities we serve, there’s absolutely no going back to an old “normal,” and together, we must look forward with hope and in kinship toward a new paradigm. 

Please hold August 9, 10 and 11 for the 2021 Virtual Global Homeboy Network Gathering. 

The front doors at Homeboy Industries are swinging open widely again, with our focus being service and support to the trainees in our program and the clients we walk alongside. While this re-opening is an exciting step forward, we have decided that we will build on the online Gathering experience last year, allowing our doors to virtually (and safely) swing open to our partners from around the world who may not yet be able to travel to gather.

During the 2021 Virtual Gathering we will offer a few new ways to connect and interact with one another. Together, we will explore what “no going back” means from our perspective. We will explore:

  • The successes and opportunities of delivering solid, culturally competent supportive services alongside workforce development and job training opportunities in social enterprise businesses to serve the whole person/worker.
  • Our mandate of investing in emerging leaders who have lived experience and are credible witnesses as central to our theory of change, and transferring power to vulnerable communities.
  • Art as a foundational tool for healing and transformation
  • Models of advocacy led by clients that build power from within and its role in our work and organizations

Registration closes on August 4th. We look forward to having you join us.

Register for the 2021 Gathering

 

2021
Schedule

August 9-11

Daily Outline

August 9

Day 1

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  • 9:00am Morning Meeting and Thought of the Day
  • 9:30am Plenary Session I
    Creating Leadership Spaces for the Formerly Incarcerated
    Facilitator: Shirley Torres, Chief Program Officer
  • 11:00am Keynote – Dr. Robert Ross, President and Chief Executive Officer of The California Endowment
  • 12:30pm Plenary Session II
    Fundraising and Development
    Facilitator: Steve Delgado, Chief Operating Officer
  • 2:00pm Homeboy Art Academy Experiential Session*
    Facilitator: Fabian Debora, Executive Director, Homeboy Art Academy

August 10

Day 2

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  • 9:00am Morning Meeting and Thought of the Day
  • 9:30am Plenary Session III
    Advocacy
    Facilitators: Fabian Garcia, Director of Government Relations and
    Donna Harati, Director of Legal Services
  • 11:00am Plenary Session IV
    Social Enterprises
    In Conversation: Tom Vozzo, Chief Executive Officer and Carla Javits, President and CEO, REDF
  • 12:45pm Reflective Experiential Session*
  • 2:15pm Fr. Greg Boyle Closing Keynote

August 11

Day 3

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New Ideas Fast Pitch Sessions*

  • One person from an organization will present 4-5 minutes on a new idea, project or initiative that is brewing within the organization to a group of up to 25 Global Homeboy Network partners.
  • A roundtable discussion and Q & A will follow each pitch.
  • The cohorts will reconvene virtually 3-4 times during the coming year.
  • Each presenter will update Homeboy Industries on the progress of their idea, project or initiative.
  • Homeboy Industries will collect and distribute the shared outcome information during the 2022 Global Homeboy Network Gathering.

Plenary Sessions

Social Enterprises

Facilitator: Tom Vozzo, Chief Executive Officer

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  • How do you balance the delivery of trauma-informed, solid support services and the delivery of a solid job training programing?
  • What does it look like to have work as intentional activity in conjunction with healing and transformation?
  • What goes into considerations of scaling up and expanding a social enterprise?

Advocacy

Facilitators: Fabian Garcia, Director of Government Relations and Donna Harati, Director of Legal Services

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  • What does a community organizing model within an organization look like?
  • How can an organization promote and advocate for issues such as voter registration?
  • How can you create a series of civic education workshops?
  • What did it look like to create covid awareness, mask-up and vaccination campaigns?

Creating Leadership Spaces for the Formerly Incarcerated

Facilitator: Shirley Torres, Chief Program Officer

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  • Previously incarcerated (returned citizens) are our experienced advocates and the individuals whose relevant life experiences help others understand their trauma and the power of change.
  • Credible messengers break through to individuals and they form powerful, transformative, personal relationships.
  • Making the investments to train, promote and retain these leaders is meaningful to an organization. What does this look like collectively for all of us?

Fundraising and Development
   

Facilitator: Steve Delgado, Chief Operating Officer

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  • How does non-profit funding move forward?
  • As we begin to look at post pandemic operations and planning, how do organizations look forward to partnerships?

*Limited Capacity Sessions, all other sessions and opportunities are open to all.

Signing up for the limited capacity sessions will begin on August 2nd via the event platform, Pathable.