Author: McGray, Douglas
Source: Fast Company
Company Name: Homeboy Industries
Number of pages: 12
Homeboy Industries, the passion project of L.A. priest Father Gregory Boyle, has brought life reboots to hundreds of former criminals, including onetime gang members and the fallen CEO of mega-construction company KB Home.
It occurred to Boyle... that the biggest problem facing his community was the lack of work--especially for young men who had spent time in prison--and, by extension, a pervasive sense of hopelessness. So he started looking for jobs for the men. When he couldn’t find nearly enough, he decided to create some. In 1992, with a large donation from a movie producer, Boyle took over a small, shuttered bakery and founded Homeboy Industries.