Homies Unidos believes in the inherent human rights of youth, families and their communities to pursue their dreams and achieve their full potential in just, safe and healthy communities.
Homies Unidos works to end violence and promote peace in our communities through gang prevention, the promotion of human rights in immigrant communities and the empowerment of youth and families in El Salvador and Los Angeles.
On November 2, 1996 a group of youth from different neighborhoods came together in San Salvador, El Salvador to discuss methods and means of diminishing the violence that plagues too many of our lives and communities. Out of this meeting the unique organization, Homies Unidos was born.
It reaches out to youth in both the U.S. and El Salvador, providing hope and opportunities. Our programs in El Salvador include deportee assistance, education, job training, and community outreach.
Homies Unidos began working in Los Angeles 1998. Our staff is comprised primarily of Central American and other Latino youth who have renounced violence in their lives. Working in the Koreatown Westlake and Pico-Union areas, our members have dedicated their lives to created alternatives to crime, drugs, and violence.
We strive to create opportunities for youth to develop and grow within an environment respectful of gender and create access to training, employment information and educational alternatives. We expect to achieve lasting and positive changes in their lives and communities.