USA Trip 2022

Monday, 3 October 2022

Today Sr. Arlene Trant, MM, took me to downtown LA where we visited Homeboy Industries, the famous project started by Jesuit Fr. Greg Boyles to give gang members a new chance at life. It is quite an inspiring place.

Homeboy Industries is located in Chinatown in LA.
A former gang member (center) took a group of five of us on a tour of Homeboys and told us of his personal experience of making the transition to a non-gang way of life.
We met with several former gang members and their descriptions of the spirit and the philosophy of Homeboys was really inspiring. It depends a lot on kinship, finding new relationships that support a different way of life.