Causes

Shout-out to: H.O.M.E.Y.

Shout-out to: H.O.M.E.Y.

LatinaLista — Their full title is: Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth.

Unlike most nonprofits that target at-risk kids, the Executive Director of H.O.M.E.Y. was himself very much at-risk. A former gang member and drug dealer, Rene Quinonez, now dedicates himself to a mission that takes him far from his past and deserves recognition and a loud shout-out.
The mission of H.O.M.E.Y. is:

HOMEY is a non-profit organization that serves at-risk and low-income Latino/a youth in the San Franciscos Mission District between the ages of 13-24. This group of young Latino/a that include youth in gangs, formally incarcerated, at-risk of incarceration, disenfranchised, or underprivileged communities. HOMEY is run by community organizers and former gang members who work to prevent violence and promote alternative lifestyles to the street life.
Since 1999, HOMEY has created publications, implemented educational programs, created murals, and hosted numerous events promoting healthier lifestyles and well-being. HOMEY has developed five programs: Homies Skoolin Homies, Kalpulli, Older Homies, Native Graphix, and Healthy Homies that work together to prevent violence and bring about an alternative education for the community.

With so many worthy activities to keep these students engaged, it takes money. Word is that H.O.M.E.Y. could use a little financial help. If you can help, please send an email to AnaMaria@HomeySF.org.
And Latina Lista applauds the work of Quinonez and the whole H.O.M.E.Y. staff!

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Causes

More in Causes

20150317133919-Computer_Rm

Crowdfunder: Computer Education for Nicaraguan Students in Need

Latina ListaJuly 2, 2015
vegan

Crowdfunder: Promoting vegan Latino food

Latina ListaJuly 1, 2015
dz0rbi60oddah1fqbqvn

Crowdfunder: Bike company creates innovative bicycles and delivers 100% of profits to making cycling better

Latina ListaJune 30, 2015
film

Crowdfunder: Teaching Film To Kids In Africa, Asia & Latin America

Latina ListaJune 29, 2015
juarez-2045-2015-large-picture-1

Crowdfunder: Creating a sci-fi film where robots rule cartels

Latina ListaJune 26, 2015
7fd094bb83a4d43561d63280e270e001_original

Crowdfunder: Supporting young Cuban musicians

Latina ListaJune 25, 2015
11157556_362521350607679_6883303649239102572_o

Crowdfunder: Changing the Latino Image — One Story at a Time

Latina ListaJune 23, 2015
Three men share a hot meal together Monday at San Marcos’ Southside Community Shelter. The shelter serves a hot dinner every day.
Photo by Jesse Louden/VoiceBox Media

San Marcos, TX: The fastest growing city in the nation with one of the highest poverty rates in its’ state

Latina ListaJune 22, 2015
eefdebd08381007be2d9e964ca35ddac8588eece_original

Crowdfunder: HIPGive projects tackle creating healthier outcomes for the most vulnerable of Latinos

Latina ListaJune 22, 2015