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.
We reach out to youth in both the U.S. and Latin America, providing hope and opportunities. Our programs in El Salvador include deportee assistance, education, job training, and community outreach.
Homies Unidos Denver began working in Denver in 2015. Our local office is comprised primarily of Central American and other Latino youth who have renounced the violence in their lives. Working in various affected areas around Denver, our members have dedicated their lives to creating alternatives to crime, drugs, and violence.
MISSION: Homies Unidos works to end violence and promote peace in our communities through gang prevention and intervention; the promotion of human rights in immigrant communities and the empowerment of youth and families in El Salvador, Denver, and Los Angeles to achieve their full potential in a just, safe and healthy society.
For more than fourteen years, Homies Unidos has been a catalyst for change, working to end violence and promote peace in our communities through gang prevention and intervention, the promotion of human rights in immigrant communities, and the empowerment of youth through positive alternatives to gang involvement and destructive behavior.
We are living proof that prevention works and that peace is possible.