What is the Global Homeboy Network?
Since inception in 1988, Homeboy has become the largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy and its staff have become global thought leaders in all these areas in addition to social entrepreneurship. Homeboy has helped nurture into existence many similar programs around the world.
Many have asked our Founder, Father Greg Boyle - "Will you ever duplicate Homeboy in another location?" His response has always been that we do not want to be the "McDonalds of gang intervention.. with 100 billion gang members served." But instead, we are creating a movement to address the lethal absence hope where this model may be contextualized.
In 2014, we formalized the Global Homeboy Network to ignite this model of social enterprise, a therapeutic community, healing, intentional attachment repair and jobs/skills training as an “exit ramp” for those stuck in a cycle of violence and incarceration. Convening and sharing strategies, best-practices and a common vision is part of the future of the Global Homeboy Network. Solidifying our services through implementation of lessons learned from the annual gathering, reconvening to share results and advancing the movement are Homeboy’s dreams for the coming years. Part of Homeboy's wish is to broaden and further the impact of our service delivery model by establishing and building partnerships with peer organizations who can become a part of this movement.
Welcome Reception & Mixer:
Sunday, August 9th - 4:00p.m.-6:00 p.m. (*hors d’oeuvres included)
Location: Homegirl Café, 130 West Bruno Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
2nd Annual GHN Gathering:
August 10th & 11th - 8:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(*Breakfast and lunch included with registration on both days)
WORKSHOP TOPICS INCLUDE:
Recovery & Resiliency
Peer Navigators & Mentorship
Social Entrepreneurial Programs
Law Enforcement Programs
Early registration: Register before July 1 and cost is only $100 per person for all three days!
Regular registration: Register between July 2-July15 and cost is $150 per person for all three days.
Late registration: Register between July 16-August 8 and cost is $200 per person for all three days.
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
711 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 612-3121 or (213) 488-3500
Block is under “Homeboy Industries" and has been extended until end of day July 17th. (***hotels in Downtown LA are selling out so please make your accommodations soon!!) ***UPDATE: JULY 17 - 3PM PST - HOMEBOY BLOCK AT SHERATON ALMOST SOLD OUT
Other hotels near Homeboy Industries can be found at this link.
Please email GlobalHomeboyNetwork@homeboyindustries.org for any questions and check this page again for updates.
Tours of Homeboy Industries will be available upon request on Wednesday, August 12th. If interested, please contact Alegria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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