Monthly Archives: May 2012

Transforming Services from Overhead to Income

For generations, immigrants and refugees have arrived on America’s shores–or more recently airports–bringing their talents and seeking opportunities to build better lives through education and hard work. From their entry points, they migrated to settle communities all over the country. (You can see immigration patterns in the U.S. since 1880 on this interactive map.) Catholic Charities […]

Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job

It began as a jobs program that provided an alternative to gang affiliation for young people.   In 1992, a bakery was opened in a run-down warehouse. A tortilla stand in the downtown market was next.  Before long Homeboy Industries was born. Fr. Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest, has spent more than two decades advocating for at-risk and […]