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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
During the last week of summer programming, ten Bridges middle school students participated in a mock trial in the courtroom of Federal District Court Judge James Otero. The trial was the culmination of a ten week class led by attorneys from the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP, including HOLA’s Board President Warren Rissier. During [...]
This summer, HOLA partnered with Culinary Arts Kids Eat (C.A.K.E.) to run a pilot entrepreneurial program with a group of PAT high school students. During the one week program, students had the task of creating and developing a culinary arts based product, writing a business plan to substantiate it, and then selling the product to [...]
For the past several months, a core group of HOLA high school students have been working with Loren Rubin, Director of Leadership and Summer Programs, training to be facilitators in the Play for Peace Leadership program. Play for Peace brings together children, youth and organizations from communities in conflict, using cooperative play to create laughter, [...]