Under the umbrella of the 30-year strong Los Angeles-based nonprofit, Homeboy Industries, the Global Homeboy Network (GHN) Gathering exists to bring together communities and organizations like Homeboy Industries to share, grow and connect around some of the worlds more pressing social justice problems.
Many around the world agree incarceration isn’t the answer. And so, we continue to bring people together to work toward social justice, to advocate for marginalized populations, to strive to break the recidivism cycle, and to address the collateral consequences of serving time in prison. We stand committed to the launch of more community-based organizations and to work to shepherd their growth. In short, we aim to be a positive alternative to the prison industrial complex in the United States and beyond.
At its core, the GHN works to widen the circle of compassion, tenderness, and kinship. We seek to achieve this by fostering community, sanctuary, and family and by providing hospitality and welcome to those on the margins. These core values are what energizes GHN’s growth and charts our direction.
Located in downtown Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries provides hope and job training for formerly gang involved and previously incarcerated men and women so they can redirect their lives and become contributing members of society. By utilizing a combination of donations and social enterprises, Homeboy Industries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose innovative model of therapeutic wraparound services has helped the organization become one of the most successful reentry programs in the United States.