|Father Greg Boyle, aka G-Dog|
"Nothing stops a bullet like a job". Father Greg Boyle may be a priest but that message is almost like religion to him. That and the motto on all Homeboy Tshirts "Jobs not Jails". Boyle, known by the gang-type name G-Dog, knows what he's talking about: he runs the most successful gang intervention and rehab progrma in the US. This film shows why he's successful
Personally I think hugs might be as big a part of the formula as jobs. Father Boyle never saw a person he didn't want to hug. People join gangs because they're fleeing something, not because they're running toward something. Homeboy Industries provides a community that they can run to.
Homeboy operates several businesses which provide jobs for gang members leaving incarceration:
- Homegirl Cafe
- Homeboy Bakery
- Homeboy Silkscreen and Embroidery
- Homeboy Merchandise
- Homeboy Catering
This was a great warm bear hug of a movie.