This blog is a chronicle of everyday life at Homeboy Industries, the largest and most effective gang intervention organization in the nation, located in Downtown Los Angeles.

Homeboy Industries assists at-risk and formerly gang involved youth to become contributing members of our community through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs. (For a slightly longer post about what we do, click HERE)

Our free, comprehensive wrap-around services -- including counseling, education, tattoo removal, legal services, family support, job training, job placement and more -- enable young people to redirect their lives and provide them with hope for their futures.

Homeboy believes that “Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job”.

Homeboy Stories features interviews, pictures, snapshots of conversations overheard, and original artwork and writing by our staff and students.