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High School Photography Workshop Exhibits at LACMA

High School Photography Workshop Exhibits at LACMA

Instructor Will offers advice about how to blur the background in a photo of a moving object. During winter break, 28 teens from 15 different schools learned the difference between making a photo and taking a photo, in the intensive and... read more »

 

National Endowment for the Arts Awards HOLA Grant for 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Awards HOLA Grant for 2016

NOVEMBER 10- BEVERLY HILLS, CA: HOLA holds their annual Holiday of the Heart event on November 10, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/HOLA via Bernstein Associates, Inc.) Celebrating 50 years... read more »

 

Miguel’s Letter

Miguel’s Letter

Hello Friends of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)! My name is Miguel Guendolay and I am a recent Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) alum and college student at Pasadena City College. As I reflect on this past year and where I’ve come from, my heart... read more »

 

College Road Trip Motivates High School Seniors

College Road Trip Motivates High School Seniors

In recent years, HOLA has been building a college success program geared towards high school students who become the first in their family to attend college. We’ve built a mentoring program focused on college applications and essay... read more »

 

El Sistema Brings Success to Teaching Partnership

El Sistema Brings Success to Teaching Partnership

Teaching music is what gave me back my passion. After performing professionally and getting my Masters, I was completely burnt out of playing, I never wanted to pick up an instrument again. But teaching was a new challenge, a new joy. It asked... read more »

 

Barneys New York Shops for HOLA

Barneys New York Shops for HOLA

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 08: General view of Barneys New York Private Dinner In Support of Heart of Los Angeles at the private home of Sharon and Mauricio Oberfeld on October 8, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie... read more »

 

Selena Gomez is A Hero of the Heart

Selena Gomez is A Hero of the Heart

Hearts melted around campus last Spring when Selena Gomez came for a visit. Sitting side-by-side, she and giddy students dyed eggs and made flowers out of tissue paper tissue-paper in preparation of Easter. Bridges student Ahyleen, will never... read more »

 

Meet Our AmeriCorps VISTA’s (2015-16)

Meet Our AmeriCorps VISTA’s (2015-16)

Founded in 1965, Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) originated to combat poverty and in 1993 it officially became an AmeriCorps program. Today, over 7,000 AmeriCorps VISTA’s annually serve not only by working in an underserved... read more »

 

Ghetto Film School Screening at LACMA

Ghetto Film School Screening at LACMA

First-time filmmakers, GFS students wrote & directed 6-minute shorts and screened them at LACMA last month. Photo courtesy of GFS. Standing in front of a full audience in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) theatre, Ghetto Film... read more »

 

Google Takes Students on Virtual Field Trip

Google Takes Students on Virtual Field Trip

On Wednesday, a friend from Google paid Bridges and SmartStart students a visit and brought some funny looking glasses along. Students soon learned that these weren’t just any cardboard glasses but Google cardboard glasses. Ryan,... read more »

 
 
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