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League Central America (LCA) Featured at BBC News

Team members at League Central America Factory
Team members at League Central America Factory

We were deeply humbled to be featured today in an article by Katy Watson, BBC Mexico and Central America reporter, in an article about stopping gang violence in El Salvador.

League Central America hires former gang members. In fact, nearly one in ten employees at LCA are former gang members working hard to turn their lives around. Here’s a quote from the article:

On the outskirts of the capital, San Salvador, is a factory that is trying to pick up the pieces, but in a very different way. It is not long after dawn and all the workers at League Central America are gathered outside. Everyone listens intently to a motivational speech followed by prayers. Once that is over, work begins. Most of the more than 400 employees are sat behind sewing machines, sewing on labels or cutting material that is used to make sweatshirts and shorts.

All the clothes here are branded with American university logos such as Harvard and Brown and sent to the US. Just over one in 10 are former gang members, from both the rival gangs – the Mara Salvatrucha and the 18th Street gang.

Read the full story here.