Entries by Daniel Simonds

“Have You Thought About School?”: Cultivating the Seed of Higher Education at Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries serves as the foundational rung of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs that catapults young adults to the university experience they were destined for.

Who We Stand Beside

It is through the friendships that form via accompaniment that we begin to understand that it is not about what we do, but who we are, and who we, then, decide to stand beside. 

Lived It, Studied It: Redefining Education at Homeboy Industries

Every American has some form of access to education, but most Americans do not know what it’s like to be a gang member—this is where Homeboy Industries comes into the picture.