This year’s luncheon will take place on Thursday, April 25th at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville, SC.
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Keynote Speaker: As founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, Father Gregory Boyle has dedicated his life to helping Los Angeles’s most marginalized individuals find a place in society’s ranks. He has become a beacon of hope around the world.
Father Boyle was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1984 and was transformed by his work with those who “live at the margins.” His dedication to finding a place for all in our society brought him to East Los Angeles, where he served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest parish in the city, from 1986 through 1992.
It was there that Boyle started what would become Homeboy Industries in 1988, now the largest gang intervention, rehab and re-entry program in the world. 15,000 folks a year enter their doors seeking transformation. As Father Boyle puts it, “We are not for those who need help, only those who want it. We don’t just provide wrap-around services, but we are a ‘wrap-around community.'”
Father Boyle is the author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion and Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.
The 4th annual luncheon will continue to build on the momentum and eye-opening discussions from previous luncheons featuring Robert Lupton, Dr. Matthew Desmond, and Dr. Kathryn Edin.
We are excited to share with you our 2019 Uniting for Change Luncheon. Proceeds raised from the luncheon will benefit all of United Ministries’ life changing programs that serve and empower those in our community who are striving to achieve self-sufficiency.
For more information, please contact Jade Fountain at firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 335-2615.