Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries, Part 2

Father Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the country. The “program”  has become a highly successful national model that provides job training, placement assistance and other forms of support to ex-gang members.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

This is the second of a three part series. In this interview, Gabriel Buelna, director of The Non-Profit Network asks Father Boyle pointed questions about the experiences he’s had working with gangs in Los Angeles. Father Boyle goes in-depth, answering Buelna’s questions and further discussing the world of the nonprofit.  Fr. Boyle challenges local government and shares his thoughts on the hurdles associated with starting and operating a nonprofit organization.  He also discusses ways the organization has raised funds including an idea that was brought to him by actress Rosario Dawson and his best selling book, “Tattoos on the Heart“.

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Published by the LA Progressive on August 31, 2010
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