WHAT: LAPD and Homeboy Industries Community Softball Game
WHEN: Thursday September 13, 2018 1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Elysian Park, Bishop Canyon, 835 Academy Road Los Angeles
WHO: Deputy Regina Scott, Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau Commander John McMahon, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau Commander Ruby Flores, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau Captain Al Labrada, Commanding Officer, Hollenbeck Area Captain Kathleen Burns, Patrol Commanding Officer, Hollenbeck Area Lieutenant Ryan Whiteman, Acting Gang Impact Team Officer in Charge, Hollenbeck Area Homeboy Industries Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
WHY: The Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Area, is partnering with Homeboy Industries to further build on community trust and partnership by providing mentoring & services to those seeking to make a positive change in their lives. The softball game & lunch will provide an opportunity to build partnership with community and further develop an understanding of the roles we have within the community.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Each year over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries’ doors in an effort to make a positive change. They are welcomed into a community of mutual kinship, love, and a wide variety of services ranging from tattoo removal to anger management and parenting classes. Full-time employment is offered for more than 200 men and women at a time through an 18-month program that helps them re-identify who they are in the world, offers job training so they can move on from Homeboy Industries and become contributing members of the community – knowing they count!
Hollenbeck Area continues to partner with the community to empower, promote unit and mentor by improving the lives of at risk youth and reduce the incidents of recidivism in our communities by helping support community programs and services to those wishing to make changes in their lives.
CONTACT: For additional information contact Hollenbeck Community Relations, at (323) 342-4140.