July 2019

Homeboy 2.5: Bridging the Gap

Robert Juarez
Eugene Walker
Aimee Zuniga

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Workshops Session II
After the trainee has acclimated to Homeboy Industries and engaged in their healing process, there is a transition into the 2.5 phase. In this phase, the trainee is placed in a business setting, in one of the social enterprise businesses, administration offices, or in a paid internship with a partner organization. This experience gives them an opportunity to build confidence while challenging them to use the new skills they have acquired. In this work placement phase, there is a person, a guide, a work readiness trainer who helps bridge all gaps, equipping the trainee with the necessary tools to overcome barriers, develop better communication and work skills and develop the resiliency to balance work and life.