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Gregory Boyle

Gregory Boyle

Keynote Speaker: Roman Catholic Priest of the Jesuit Order; Founder of Homeboy Industries

Gregory Boyle Biography

Father Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.

Born and raised in Los Angeles and Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Fr. Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights. Dolores Mission was the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles that also had the highest concentration of gang activity in the city.

Fr. Boyle witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence on his community during the so-called “decade of death” that began in the late 1980s and peaked at 1,000 gang-related killings in 1992. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, he and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings.

In 1988 they started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, which employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to thousands of individuals who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life.

Fr. Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion." Followed by "Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship"(2017) and "The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness" (2021). Most recently, he authored Forgive Everyone Everything, an anthology of writings accompanied by Fabian Debora’s artwork.

He has received the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, President Obama named Fr. Boyle a Champion of Change. He received the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics. Homeboy Industries was the recipient of the 2020 Hilton Humanitarian Prize validating 32 years of Fr. Greg Boyle’s vision and work by the organization for over three decades.

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Gregory Boyle Speaking Topics

Running a Company with Heart

The Power of Boundless Compassion

Gregory Boyle Videos

Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries at 2016 Alliance National ...
Compassion and Kinship: Fr Gregory Boyle at TEDxConejo 2012 ...

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Gregory Boyle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Government, Diversity & Inclusion, Faith & Religion, Political, College, Non-Profit & Association, Social Activism, Inspirational, Business, Leadership and Culture.

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Gregory Boyle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Government, Diversity & Inclusion and Faith & Religion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Gregory Boyle for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Gregory Boyle generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jonah Edelman, John Zogby and Erin Gruwell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gregory Boyle for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 02/07/2024.

Gregory Boyle Speaking Topics

  • Running a Company with Heart

  • The Power of Boundless Compassion

Gregory Boyle Videos

Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries at 2016 Alliance National ...
Compassion and Kinship: Fr Gregory Boyle at TEDxConejo 2012 ...
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