Jobs Not Jail Presentation at OC & Odessa College 15th Annual OC Honors Featuring Father Greg Boyle

Odessa, Texas/November 18, 2022-Odessa College recently presented “Jobs Not Jail: The Teachings of Father Greg Boyle. This one-time presentation was held at the OC Sports Center. Father Boyle provided information on life skills, jobs and hope to former gang members and ex-felons through the Homeboy Industries. 

(Father Greg Boyle, Founder and Executive Director-Homeboy Industries, California) 

Father 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 in 1992. Father Boyle his parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings. 

(Jarvis Thompson, Security-Homeboy Industries, California) 

(Solomon McIntosh, Med Trainee, Homeboy Industries, California) 

Odessa College hosted the 15th annual Odessa College Honors Luncheon, celebrating those that have made a difference in education in the community. The Honors Luncheon featured speaker Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboys Industries. 

(Jacqui Gore-Vice President of Enhancement-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas) 

Individuals and organizations were honored at the 15th Annual Odessa College Luncheon: 

Angie Hurt King-Outstanding individual 

XTO Energy-Outstanding Business 

The Junior League of Odessa-Outstanding Non-Profit 

(Jacqui Gore-Vice President of Enhancement-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas) 

Buddy Hale-Outstanding Educator 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 


Author: Danny Barrera

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