Father Greg Boyle at Vroman’s

Mar 10, 2010

For more than 20 years, Father Greg Boyle has been executive director of what is now recognized as the largest gang intervention program in the country: Homebody Industries. Founded as an extension of his work as pastor of Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights (no relation), Homeboy provides at-risk youth and former gang members with real job experience and positive communities. In 1992, Fr. Greg turned his Jobs for a Future program into the Homeboy Bakery. Now there is Homeboy Silkscreen, Homeboy Maintenance, Homeboy/Homegirl Merchandise and the excellent Homegirl Café. The man has been on the frontlines of gang intervention since before there was such a thing. And now he has done what anyone with 20+ years’ worth of stories would do: write a book—Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. An apt title, and a great chance to hear from one of L.A.’s most tireless and effective do-gooders. Don’t miss out.

Father Greg Boyle Discusses & Signs Tattoos on the Heart
Friday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Free to attend; the book is $25
626.449.5320 or



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