Trainees who work in our offices and businesses often havethe most challenges to getting on their feet and/or are recently released. Eachjob trainee works with a Homeboy Case Manager to design short- and long-termpersonal plans. The Case Manager closely monitors progress and ensures that theyouth are receiving the services they need.
Because many of ourclients struggle with literacy issues and come from home environments withoutrole models and where they did not learn effective life skills, our educationalcurriculum offers academic programs, including the Learning Works! Charter HighSchool for youth under age 20 and G.E.D. preparation. We also provide more than30 classes a month in computer training, life skills classes, parentingincluding the Baby & Me class, personal development, basic finances andbudgeting, and household management as well as creative writing, music and artenrichment classes.
A full-time lawyer on site provides workshops, one-on-oneguidance, support and referrals for criminal and civil issues, includingassistance with clearing warrants, expungements, resolution of child custodyissues and other legal matters. These legal issues are often obstacles for ourclients seeking successful employment.
Solar Panel Installation Training and Certification Program:
In this intensive vocational training program, we work withEast LA Skills Center (LAUSD) to provide solar power (Photovoltaic)installation training. Classes are offered in two 10-week cycles, Basic andAdvanced, providing skills training and a pathway to jobs in this emergingfield. Graduates receive nationally-recognized certification and work with JobDevelopers to find placement upon graduation. We provide support services andtutoring in math and literacy to ensure our clients are strong students andsolid workers.
Mental Health therapists provide individual, family andgroup therapy, including Baby & Me, Relationship Building, Grief and Loss,and Parenting classes. Additionally, we provide specialized services forsubstance abuse and domestic violence, including Relapse Prevention, 12-stepmeetings, a court-certified Batterers Treatment Program and a domestic violencesurvivors group. By providing these services in the safe and supportiveenvironment of Homeboy, we are reducing the stigma often attached to mentalhealth support in this community while also making the services moreaccessible.
Our Employment Counselors work with local employers,searching out available jobs, and talking about the unique challenges andrewards of hiring our clients. Additionally, they work one-on-one with clientsdeveloping their resumes, honing interview skills, and finding good employmentmatches. The Counselors also serve Homeboy trainees who are ready to move topermanent employment.
Twelve Step Meetings:
Recognizing that substance abuse is often linked to violenceand gang activity, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Criminal/Gang membersAnonymous meetings are held on site.
Director of Employment Services
(323) 526-1254 ext. 302
Director of Curriculum & Training
(323) 526-1254 ext. 346
Director of Mental Health Services
(323) 526-1254 ext. 323
(323) 526-1254 ext. 317
(323) 526-1254ext. 338
(323) 526-1254 ext. 334