Second chance has ever taste so good man.
It tastes like deliciousness, mixed with social justice
Welcome to What's good in your hood today.
We're here at home Grow Cafe, a division of homeboy industries
where people come for two reasons, great food and second chances
home grown cafe is a fantastic place to enjoy brunch in the
oldest part of town.
Delicious food, great coffee.
Really at first sight.
It's just a regular coffee shop.
But then you realize all the people serving you are rehabilitating
game and this cafe is just the tip of the iceberg.
I'm told there's plenty more magic backstage in the bakery
So let's check that out.
This is homeboy industries where the needy come to need a place
where compassion smells like warm cookies.
I didn't have no skills.
You know what I'm saying?
So everything I wanted to do, home boys taught me, you know
And I wasn't looked at as a bad person, right?
You know what I'm saying?
No matter on my criminal history or nothing, they opened up
their arms and it was like, come on in, we got you you ain't no
bad person and me coming back, that's the most important thing
Stories like this have made Homeboy a household name in L A
Visitors drop by to admire this unique business model and
find inspiration in these former criminals who chose to straighten
But beyond his success with the public, homeboy's biggest
triumph is with these unlikely bakers.
So tell me what does working here at Homeboy mean to you.
Um It's giving me an opportunity to get a job because I couldn't
get hired nowhere else.
Um I just got out of prison three months ago.
It's been hard because nobody wants to hire their right.
When it came, everybody made me feel comfortable and they
gave me an opportunity.
You're learning a skill, but you're also fixing yourself
However, the big good is only a small part of this amazing enterprise
Home industries also offers classes and a free tattoo removal
service to help these former gang members become a part of
I worked at doing fraud all my life.
So that's the way I supported myself.
I'm 42 years old now.
So this is the first job that I've ever actually had.
You know, I had to uh try to get custody of my kids back.
I came to them, did an outpatient program and I got hired here
and So I'm learning a lot about myself, the skills that I'm
obtaining the qualities that I never even thought I had.
You know what I mean?
So, um, this is, this has been a blessing for me here.
I just got my son back.
This is what it's all about right here, man.
Good food by good people who are getting a second chance at
We're talking about homeboy industries, their mission jobs
These guys might look intimidating, but this was the sweetest
bakery I've ever been to.
And that's what's good in your welcome to home boys where you
We just rolling and we're doing our thing.
We ain't said tripping and we no longer gang bang.
We just kick it and go to class like it's cool telling all the
little homies you better stay in school.
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