Homeboy Industries and the Homegirl Cafe have been contributors to Slow Food projects, most recently the Time for Lunch campaign to raise awareness about the Child Nutrition Act and need to improve the national school lunch program. Staff and volunteers from Homegirl were hugely helpful at several of our local eat-ins, and the Homeboy and Homegirl programs have been nationally recognized for their achievements.
A founder of Homeboy Industries and now its Executive Director, Father Greg Boyle has been tireless in his work to present options to young people involved in gang activity here in Los Angeles. Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention program in the United States, and its programs have become models for others around the country.
The California Endowment is hosting a conversation between Father Greg and Tavis Smiley as part of the CenterScene programming of its Center for Healthy Communities:
When: Thursday, January 27, 2011 starting at 6:30pm (check in will begin at 5:45pm)
Where: The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles 90012 (easily accessible by public transportation to Union Station)
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required via The California Endowment website