• Heart of Los Angeles to be Featured on the The Sound, 100.3 FM
  • 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
  • HOLA Hosts Cash for College Event

Heart of Los Angeles to be Featured on the The Sound, 100.3 FM

On Sunday, April 20th, Heart of Los Angeles and Tony Brown will be featured on 5900 Wilshire, a weekly public affairs show on The Sound, 100.3 FM. Each week the show features people and organizations who are making a difference in California. The show will air at 7:30 am, but if you don’t think you [...]

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 [...]

HOLA Hosts Cash for College Event

On the first Saturday in February, Heart of Los Angeles hosted a Cash for College event to provide one-on-one support to students and families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application. These applications are required to be completed in order to qualify for state and federal financial [...]

 

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Plan to Benefit Young Men of Color

Plan to Benefit Young Men of Color

“My Brother’s Keeper,” the new initiative announced last month by President Obama will bring much needed funds to support the advancement of young men of color. The evidence is undeniable – boys and young men of... read more »

 

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