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  • You Can Be the Change
  • High School Students Take Annual Tour of NorCal Campuses
  • Burberry Volunteers Beautify HOLA Campus
  • Barneys New York Does It Again!
  • Penland Resident Artists Visit HOLA
  • Fall’s in Full Swing
  • PAT Program Incorporates Service Learning into Curriculum

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 […]

High School Students Take Annual Tour of NorCal Campuses

This fall, HOLA high school seniors had the opportunity to visit 10 Northern California college campuses. HOLA’s high school staff and College Success Director took 17 students to visit UC Merced, Sacramento State, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Cal State East Bay, San Francisco State, UC Santa Cruz, Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal Poly San Luis […]

Burberry Volunteers Beautify HOLA Campus

On a beautiful fall day, a group of Burberry employees came by HOLA to help spruce up our campus. Over 25 volunteers helped out, completing multiple painting projects at the HOLA Royale, home to HOLA’s Visual Arts Program, along with completing a beautiful chalkboard drawing on our new chalkboard wall outside of the SmartStart classrooms. […]

Barneys New York Does It Again!

It seemed like an impossible feat, but Barneys New York topped themselves, throwing another extraordinary event to support Heart of LA. Combined with a celebration of the Beverly Hills store’s 20th anniversary, the unveiling of extensive renovations to the store and the opening of a new Freds restaurant, close to 1,000 guests came out to […]

Penland Resident Artists Visit HOLA

For the third year in a row, Heart of Los Angeles has been thrilled to welcome artists from the Penland School of Crafts for a week-long teaching residency in HOLA’s Visual Arts Department. This year, Rachel Maginnes and Dustin Farnsworth spent their week at HOLA teaching workshops with the underlying theme of “Creative Problem Solving.” […]

Fall’s in Full Swing

Every afternoon hundreds of kids, ages 6-19, are participating in over 75 academic and enrichment classes on HOLA’s campus. In addition to daily academic support from staff, tutors and volunteers, every afternoon HOLA students have the chance to explore opportunities they can’t get anywhere else, inside or outside of school. The choices are almost limitless, […]

PAT Program Incorporates Service Learning into Curriculum

This fall, a group of PAT High School students, known as the LA Rakers, have been working hard in the community surrounding HOLA on a number of different service projects. Every week, 30 to 40 students gather to address the issues of community and the environment. The group kicked off the initiative with a cleanup […]


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