Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Nothing Stops A Bullet Like A Job

My friend Margaret Bernstein from the Cleveland Plain Dealer sent this notice to me today and asked me to pass it along.

Nationally recognized gang expert Father Greg Boyle, SJ will deliver a talk on gang activity and preventing youths from joining gangs on Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm at Gesu Catholic Church. Gesu is located at 2450 Miramar Blvd. in University Heights. The telephone number is 216-932-0617.

Father Boyle, a Jesuit priest, is founder and executive director of Jobs for a Future/Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles employment referral center and economic development program. The progam provides at-risk and gang-involved youths training, work experience, and an opportunity to work side by side with rival gang members. The slogan of Jobs for a Future is "Nothing stops a bullet like a job."

Father Boyle, who is the subject of Celeste Fremon's book G-Dog and the Homeboys, serves on the National Youth Gang Center Advisory Board.

This looks like a great presentation. I plan on being there.

1 comment:

Tom said...

A well paying manufacturing job would be the ticket. I wonder if they teach manufacturing for the 21st century?