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This summer, HOLA is very lucky to have two interns with us from the Constitutional Rights Foundation. The really great thing is that Mercedes and Alexa are both enrolled in our ROPE high school program and when they applied for the internship positions, they had no idea that they would would be placed at HOLA. After passing through a very competitive interview process, Mercedes and Alexa were accepted into the Foundation’s Expanding Horizons Internship Program. The Program places qualified urban students from the Los Angeles area as paid interns in law firms, businesses, government offices, and non-profit organizations. Alexa is spending the summer working in our Bridges Middle School Program and Mercedes is working with the students in our SmartStart Elementary School Program.

Both young women attend Hollywood High School and have set lofty goals for their futures. Alexa hopes to attend college on the East coast and to major in neuroscience. Mercedes would like to major in zoology or veterinary medicine and she plans to become a veterinarian. HOLA is thrilled to have Mercedes and Alexa here this summer and we wish them well in their upcoming senior year.


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