The Homeboy Hotline (HBH)
We are a non-profit, designed to increase employment opportunities and offer job resources to ex-offenders and the most vulnerable in our communities. We reach out to and serve individuals who have been released from correctional institutions, persons who have active parole files and those who are active participants in a drug rehabilitation program. HBH is a community based organization (CBO) that is focused on building relationships between other CBO’s, local employers and HBH participants. We offer a central location to receive employment, educational resources, lifeskills classes, support and basic job training courses and employment references upon meeting the conditions of the program criteria. The function of our program is to provide a comprehensive resource database that is specific to employers and other community agencies who will hire persons with a criminal records and provide supportive resources. HBH helps you communicate with potential employers, affiliated employment agencies and community service partners.
Founder , Robert “Fleetwood” Bowden
Community improvement and uplifting youth and former inmates is his main priority, social activist, producer, and rap artist Fleetwood combined with “UaintgettinmyPublishing,”decided to launch the Homeboy Hotline August 25, 2006 which will give youth and former prison inmates with checkered pasts jobs in the community. “We need jobs in our community from supervisors, managers, HR reps, and all other employees from the community. You say you wanna see a change in our community well here is your chance to help get the homeys off the blocks. What we are doing is creating a database for networking in our community of local jobs on a bases of who you know not what you know it’s time to step up and help our people. We can’t wait on anyone else.”
Homeboy Hotline is going to be a huge vehicle that will change the make-up of the Bay Area’s street. Fleetwood a gifted motivational speaker understands the importance of inner-city positive opportunities like the hotline, inmate interactions, he’s the author of the book entitled “Hip-Hop Tried 2 Kill Me” which will give a rare insight on the inside of the music game of exploitation these are just a few examples of how Fleetwood gives back and contributes to his local community.