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Former Gang Members Talk About The Way To A Better Life

In their own words: Reaching for a better lifeFor the last 30 years, former gang-bangers and ex-convicts have sought a home base and support from Father Gregory Boyle and Homeboy Industries. This is what they found. http://lat.ms/1QdMhjX

Posted by Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

 

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“I Felt No One Had My Back”

For more than 30 years, Father Greg Boyle has helped former gang members in Los Angeles turn their lives around. The 61-year-old priest is the founder of Homeboy Industries, a job training program that has expanded to businesses that employ ex-gang members. Included under the umbrella are a bakery and restaurant.  They also provide services such as tattoo removal, anger management classes and mental health counseling. The Los Angeles Times interviewed former gang members who escaped gang life with the help of Homeboy Industries, asking them to reveal what helps them stay on the path of positivity.

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