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Homies Unidos originally formed to address the problems of urban violence and the internationalization of gangs in 1996 when a group of y...
Homies Unidos originally formed to address the problems of urban violence and the internationalization of gangs in 1996 when a group of youth, mainly gang members deported from Los Angeles, came together in San Salvador, El Salvador to discuss methods and means of diminishing the violence that plagued them, out of these meetings the organization was formed.  In 1998, gang members and former gang members in the predominantly Central American community of Los Angeles in queue with Homies Unidos in El Salvador started working in their neighborhood with the same goal.  

Homies Unidos works to end violence and promote peace in our Central American communities through violence prevention; the promotion of human rights in immigrant communities and the empowerment of youth and families to achieve their full potential in a just, safe and healthy society in Los Angeles and El Salvador. To achieve this, Homies Unidos offers an alternative vision to incarceration, deportation, and repressive and
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