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HOLA welcomes three alumni to our staff. Samantha, Maritza and Daniel are the newest additions to the HOLA staff. Samantha and Maritza have been chosen as this year’s Scholars in Residence and Daniel is manning the Front Desk while Dellia is on maternity leave. Upon Dellia’s return, he will be a tutor in the Bridges Middle School Program. All three alumni are currently attending college in the Los Angeles area and they are thrilled to be back at HOLA. In separate interviews, each student expressed their desire to come back to HOLA and help others as HOLA has helped them. In their spare time, you can find Daniel playing basketball or writing, Maritza practicing Yoga and Samantha roller skating.

The Scholars in Residence Program is a year-long paid residency that aims to provide exceptional young men/women with the guidance and support of mentors, real-world job experience and the opportunity to invest in the community they grew up in. Thank you to The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation for their support of this exciting new program.


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