A native of Los Angeles, Fr. Greg taught at Loyola High School, his alma mater, and was chaplain in the Islas Marias Penal Colony in Mexico and at Folsom prison and worked with Christian Base Communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He was appointed pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles in 1986. He founded Homeboy Industries in 1988 and has continued his work with the families of East Los Angeles. Homeboy Bakery and Homegirl Cafe and Catering have become the leading edge of one of the largest and most successful gang intervention efforts in the country. His book, Tattoos on the Heart, published in 2010, has made available in inspiring detail the stories of transformation in the desperate lives of so many youth.
Call to Action Day Keynote Address: March 20, 7:30 p.m. Go to "Engagement Sites" to view a menu of opportunities with youth and others on March 21st.