Leadership Howard County Holds Big Event with Father Greg Boyle

Leadership Howard County will hold its annual Big Event featuring guest speaker Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and reentry program in the world. Boyle and two formerly gang-involved individuals will present “You’re Still on the Fastest Route: Arriving at a Community of Cherished Belonging.”


Wednesday, May 8
11 a.m. registration and networking
11:30 a.m. lunch and program

Where: Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City

A native Angeleno and Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles that also had the highest concentration of gang activity in the city. In 1988, he founded Homeboy Industries, which serves high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and women with a continuum of free services and programs.

Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” His newest book, “Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship,” was published in 2017.

Leadership Howard County’s Big Event brings together more than 400 leaders from business, government and nonprofit organizations in Howard County. Proceeds from the event support Leadership Howard County programs and scholarships.

General admission tickets cost $125. To register or learn more, visit bit.ly/2024-BigEvent or call 410-730-4474.

Leadership Howard County provides innovative programs designed to empower and connect community leaders and keep them engaged in the critical issues facing Howard County and the region. Drawn from private businesses, nonprofits and the public sector, Leadership Howard County participants share a common interest in learning more about their community and a commitment to making a positive impact. (www.leadershiphc.org)