G-Dog and the Homeboys
Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles
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G-Dog and the Homeboys by Celeste Fremon
Book DescriptionFather Gregory J. Boyle, SJ, is a native of Los Angeles, a Jesuit priest, and founder of Homeboy Industries, an economic development and jobs program begun in 1988 for at-risk and gang-involved youth. "A great many kids in my neighborhood don't plan their futures; they plan their funerals." "G-Dog and the Homeboys" presents the story of Boyle's unconventional ministry and its extraordinary successes. In this expanded, updated edition, Celeste Fremon has returned to East L.A. to report on gang members she first profiled fifteen years ago. Using their individual stories as models, she examines what policy makers should know about gang intervention now, years later.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826344854
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of New Mexico Press
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Celeste Fremon
Celeste Fremon is a freelance journalist living in Los Angeles. She has retained close ties with Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries, and the East L.A. Pico neighborhood residents.
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