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  • You Can Be the Change
  • Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Visits HOLA
  • Choir “Happy” to Perform at Hollywood Bowl
  • Millennium Films Ushers in the Fall with a Day of Service
  • HOLA Staff Participate in Training and Development Sessions
  • Alumni Celebrate Before Heading Off/Back to College
  • Wish HOLA a Happy 25th!

You Can Be the Change

In neighborhoods often overrun by poverty, crime and a feeling of hopelessness, Heart of Los Angeles invests in youth to build stronger communities. Heart of Los Angeles gives some of the city’s most vulnerable youth a chance to succeed in life. From what started with just a handful of kids in an old gym, 25 […]

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Visits HOLA

Gordon Goodwin and his 18 piece Big Phat Band came down to HOLA to perform for the kids in HOLA’s Music Program. Over 200 youth, including members of the Jazz Band and Jazz Ensembles, were treated to an hour long set that brought down the house. The songs included old and new pieces and even […]

Choir “Happy” to Perform at Hollywood Bowl

YOLA at HOLA’s choir had the honor of performing Pharrell’s hit song “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2″ at the Hollywood Bowl this month. The YOLA at HOLA choir teamed up with the YOLA at LACHSA choir to perform the number, which was choreographed and taught to the students by YOLA at HOLA Singing and Solfège […]

Millennium Films Ushers in the Fall with a Day of Service

The employees of Millennium Films came down to HOLA to help us wrap up summer with a day of service. Many beautification projects were completed just in time for the fall session to begin. Almost 40 volunteers, including actors Sinqua Walls, Amaury Nolasco and Victor Ortiz spent the afternoon at HOLA working alongside HOLA alumni. […]

HOLA Staff Participate in Training and Development Sessions

After a busy summer filled with exciting opportunities for over 500 kids, the HOLA staff has been busy getting ready for the fall session. In addition to lots of planning sessions across all programs, members of the staff had the opportunity to participate in at least one development/training session. The first of two sessions was […]

Alumni Celebrate Before Heading Off/Back to College

HOLA’s alumni celebrated the end of summer with a fun-filled week of activities. Alumni from the classes of 2010 – 2014 came back to HOLA for the first ever Battle of the Classes! Over 50 alumni participated, breaking up into four teams and competing in a watermelon eating contest, water balloon throwing contest and human […]

Wish HOLA a Happy 25th!

Heart of Los Angeles is 25 years young this year! To celebrate this momentous milestone, we are raffling off ticket to the Hollywood Bowl. It’s easy to enter, just fill out the form below. Thank you and here’s to another 25!

 

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Thoughts on Education

There’s been a lot of media attention lately about the purchase of iPads by the LAUSD and the use of technology in the classroom. The increasing tendency to depersonalize education and treat it like a business is misguided and does... read more »

 

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