What began in 1988 as a way of improving the lives of former gang members in east Los Angeles has evolved into the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy Industries provides hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members to the community. Each year, the organization welcomes more than 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles seeking to transform their lives. Whether joining the 18-month employment and re-entry program, anger management and parenting classes or seeking discrete services, such as tattoo removal or substance abuse resources, clients are embraced by a community of kinship, love and offered a variety of free wraparound services to facilitate healing and growth. In addition to serving almost 7,000 members of the immediate Los Angeles community in 2018, our flagship 18-month employment and re-entry program was offered to more than 400 men and women.