Celebrate Spirit 2006

boyleGregory J. Boyle, S.J., is the founder/ executive director of Jobs For A Future/Homeboy Industries, an employment referral center and economic development program in Los Angeles. Begun in 1988 for at-risk and gang-involved youth, Jobs For A Future is, today, a nationally-recognized center that assists 1,000 people a month in re-directing their lives.

Fr. Boyle was born in Los Angeles. He received his BA in English from Gonzaga University, MA in English from Loyola Marymount University, Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology, and an STM degree from the Jesuit School of Theology.

Before becoming pastor of Dolores Mission in Los Angeles (1986-1992), Fr. Boyle taught at Loyola High School and worked with Christian Base Communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He has also served as chaplain of the Islas Marias Penal colony in Mexico and Folsom Prison.

In his talks, Fr. Boyle will reflect on combating peer pressure to be your own person, and having the courage to reach out to others in a diverse world.

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