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23rd Annual Symposium Invitation

September 20, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration is closed for our 2013 event.

To view a PDF of the 2013 Annual Symposium invitation, please click on the cover below.

BTG 2013 Symposium invitation

2013 Symposium Agenda


8:30 – 10 a.m.

Poster Session: Bridging the Gaps Student Community Health Projects

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Plenary Session

2013 Bridging the Gaps Vignettes

Awards Ceremony

Fr. Gregory J. Boyle
Founder and Executive Director
Homeboy Industries
BTG 2013 Annual Award Recipient

Fr. Gregory J. Boyle About Our Guest Speaker

Born in Los Angeles, Gregory J. Boyle is an ordained Jesuit priest. He holds advanced theology degrees and a master's degree in English. Fr. Boyle was appointed pastor of Dolores Mission Church in East Los Angeles in 1986, where he served through 1992. He started Homeboy Industries in 1988. His debut book, "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion," is a New York Times best seller and has been honored by SCIBA (Southern California Indie Booksellers Association), Pen USA, Publishers Weekly, and Goodreads Choice Awards.

Fr. Boyle has served on the State Commission for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The National Youth Gang Center Board, and the U.S. Attorney General's Defending Childhood Task Force. He has received numerous awards, including the Civic Medal of Honor. In 2011 he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.



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Ellen Martinak, MS
Bridget McCormick
Bridging the Gaps Program Office
bmccor@mail.med.upenn.edu
215-898-4141
215-573-2265 (fax)


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