Media: "You Are So Much More Than The Worst Thing You Have Done"
Check out Doug McGray’s new Fast Company piece about Homeboy Industries, LA’s long-running nonprofit social services program. Homeboy isn't technically an education program, but "House Of Second Chances" is full of education connections and lessons for those working with or learning about social services agencies. The program’s executive director, a Jesuit priest named Greg Boyle, frequently tells unemployed ex-convicts “You are so much more than the worst thing that you have done” – then finds them jobs or hires them himself. In addition to job training and job referrals, Homeboy offers tattoo removal. The program had to be bailed out in 2010 and one of the folks who helped, Bruce Karatz, was a disgraced executive from KB Industries, Eli Broad’s company. Writer McGray is the guy who wrote the May 2009 profile of Steve Barr and Green Dot.