Stories of Transformation
Jermaine Smith has good manners. “I’m originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, so for me, it’s ‘yes, ma’am’ and ‘no, sir,’ even when I’m speaking with an individual who’s younger than me. I suppose it’s that country background.
When Father Gregory Boyle, the Founder of Homeboy Industries, was a pastor at the Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights in East LA, he bought an old rundown bakery building with the hope of starting a business that would employ gang members and keep them off the streets.