My Generation

Gang Busters

One man's mission to stop bullets by creating jobs

Over the past 20 years, Father Greg Boyle has buried more than 165 young people whose lives were cut short as a result of gang violence. Wanting to do more than just conduct funerals, he founded Homeboy Industries, a safe haven where former gang members and the recently incarcerated can be reintroduced to society and become contributing members of the community.
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