• ECOSYSTEMS Art Show Opens
  • Selena Gomez Visits HOLA
  • Rock and Jazz Bands Draw Big Crowds at CicLAvia
  • Scientific Arts Director Speaks on Panel at STEM Conference
  • Children’s Author René Colato Laínez Visits HOLA
  • The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Returns to Heart of Los Angeles
  • Cronuts Make Their LA Debut to Benefit HOLA

ECOSYSTEMS Art Show Opens

On a beautiful spring evening, HOLA’s Visual Arts department celebrated the opening of ECOSYSTEMS, an art show featuring wildlife from around the globe. Over the past 6 months, HOLA students of all ages spent time learning about biodiversity and conservation, while working with a variety of artistic mediums (drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media to name just [...]

Selena Gomez Visits HOLA

On a beautiful Saturday morning in spring, actress and singer Selena Gomez visited Heart of Los Angeles to the delight of the students. The group assembled in the Visual Arts Department and traveled through three craft stations. As it was the day before Easter, the stations included dying Easter eggs, creating little Easter boxes and [...]

Rock and Jazz Bands Draw Big Crowds at CicLAvia

The first CicLAvia event of 2014 celebrated Iconic Wilshire Boulevard, bringing thousands of bikers, skaters, walkers, and others right past HOLA’s community campus. CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free street events and this route closed down Wilshire Boulevard from Fairfax Avenue all the way to downtown at Grand Street. [...]

Scientific Arts Director Speaks on Panel at STEM Conference

Abraham Orozco, HOLA’s Scientific Arts Director, recently participated on a panel at “STEM and Beyond: Strengthening the Skills of Students and Journalists,” a conference organized by the Education Writers Association. The conference assembled some of the best minds from the worlds of STEM and journalism to help examine the history of STEM education, as well [...]

Children’s Author René Colato Laínez Visits HOLA

Award-winning children’s book author and kindergarten teacher René Colato Laínez recently paid a visit to HOLA to share his story and his books with elementary students from all programs and the Parents Book Club. René was invited by HOLA parent Ariadna Sanchez, a very active member of the HOLA community and an aspiring children’s book [...]

The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Returns to Heart of Los Angeles

At the end of February, over 50 members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela* (SBSO) came to Heart of Los Angeles to conduct master classes with the students in our YOLA at HOLA program and to play in a side-by-side concert with the students. The HOLA staff and students prepared for months for [...]

Cronuts Make Their LA Debut to Benefit HOLA

In anticipation of the Academy Awards, Barneys New York brought the creator of the Cronut®, Dominique Ansel, to LA to sell a limited amount of his delectable treat in their store at The Grove. This was the first time that Cronuts® were made available outside of New York City and dessert enthusiasts flocked from all [...]

 

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HOLA on The Sound, 100.3 FM

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Tina Mica, the host of 5900 Wilshire, a weekly public affairs show on The Sound, 100.3 FM, to talk about Heart of Los Angeles. Each week the show features people and organizations who are... read more »

 

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