One Eighty began out of the testimony of the founder of this organization, Rusty Boruff. Rusty spent many years as a homeless addict who eventually found himself sitting in Cell 121. He would spend the next year of his life behind bars which is where he met Jesus and began dreaming about starting an organization to help people in his position. A few years later, he and a few of his friends bought a trailer for $500 and began what we now know as, One Eighty. Today One Eighty has gained national recognition as an upcoming leading organization in community development. They’ve been endorsed by several school systems and the government, featured in best-selling books and magazines, and recognized by Grammy and Emmy Award-Winning Artist.