The latest Encore.org story featured by our media partner, The Christian Science Monitor, showcases Constance Caruso, a fund-raising volunteer at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, a rehabilitation program for former street gang members.

Homeboy offers an “exit ramp” to those stuck in a cycle of violence and incarceration, training and supporting 10,000 people each year.

Caruso sees her encore at Homeboy as a good match, having recovered from childhood depression and emotional trauma herself. “I support, respect, appreciate and love all my ‘homies’ deeply,” she says.

Read Constance’s story here in The Christian Science Monitor.

Published: September 6, 2016