Commitment to Action

Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job: Opportunities for Reentry

Commitment by

Homeboy Industries

In 2016, Homeboy Industries committed to expand two of their programs, the Global Homeboy Network and their 18-month employment program that employs those with a criminal and/or gang history in its social enterprises. Homeboy Industries will expand membership of the Global Homeboy Network (GHN), a coalition of likeminded organizations that share best practices and advocate for social justice and economic opportunity, from 75 to 100 organizations and will host more than 1,000 people between the GHN conference and technical assistance visits over the next three years. In addition, Homeboy commits to scaling its existing social enterprises which currently employs 180 trainees at any time, to employ an additional 150 individuals. By employing those with a criminal and/or gang history and providing case management, tattoo removal, legal assistance, education, mental health, and employment counseling, Homeboy fosters healing and removes barriers to employment offering a second chance to those who need it most.

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Commitment

Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job: Opportunities for Reentry

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$3,000,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Homeboy Industries