was holding a Bible study at home with friends last year when bullets ripped through during a drive-by shooting.Pineda, a former gang member, was struck twice by bullets fired by one gang and meant for rival gang members living nearby.Pineda, a project coordinator for the nonprofit gang-intervention program Los Padrinos, survived.
believes the situation in San Bernardino
is not beyond hope. He
thinks federal funding for after-school programs, job training and community-based gang-intervention programs like his
can change things.
"I've seen it work here," Pineda
"Some of these kids just need a break," Pineda