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THANK YOU FOR your support of BIG NIGHT OUT 2022!

It was June 29th, 2012. Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries and New York Times best-selling author, walked out of RJ Donovan Correctional Facility with Joe Gilbreath, Rise Up Industries’ executive director.


In the midst of conversing, Joe asked Father Greg, “Is there a nonprofit like Homeboy Industries in San Diego?”


Father Greg looked at Joe. Then he replied, “No. Why don’t you start one?”



Here we are one decade later. Big Night Out is our most important fundraiser of the year. Join us on October 8th, 2022 as we welcome Father Boyle back to San Diego to celebrate the past decade’s accomplishments and look toward a future of nurturing hope, kinship and second chances.


It’s not too late to make a donation today to nurture a culture of kinship and healing.

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