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Building a Healthier Community

Building a Healthier Community

In neighborhoods often overrun by poverty, crime and a feeling of hopelessness, Heart of Los Angeles invests in youth to build stronger and healthier communities. Heart of Los Angeles gives some of the city’s most vulnerable youth a chance... read more »

 

Beneath the Surface Art Residency

Beneath the Surface Art Residency

HOLA students using their creativity to reflect on the future of water in Los Angeles. HOLA visual arts students have been learning about the drought and its impact on their city, and have been creating art to explore their findings.  Beneath... read more »

 

YOLA at HOLA Musicians Perform with Big Sean

YOLA at HOLA Musicians Perform with Big Sean

Last week, 25 YOLA at HOLA strings... read more »

 

To Saturn, Heaven, A Black Hole and Beyond

To Saturn, Heaven, A Black Hole and Beyond

By Nadene Rasmussen, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist I became a teaching artist at HOLA almost two years ago. I’d been volunteering for a few months, and was constantly inspired by the incredible students who walked through the doors each day.... read more »

 

Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing

By YOLA at HOLA teaching artist Emily Kubitskey, who has been a clarinetist and keyboardist for over two decades, and is the Wind Ensemble Director and Woodwind Specialist for YOLA at HOLA. Every day I walk into a classroom or rehearsal —... read more »

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Parris AKA Future

Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Parris AKA Future

When bi-coastal photographer and art director Julia Parris was first being introduced to our students in August, one student called out: “Future! You’re from the future! Hi, future girl!” Ever since then, students have... read more »

 

10 revolutionary women you need to know

10 revolutionary women you need to know

Today is International Women’s Day! Though its origins are hazy, many trace today’s beginnings to March 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay, and shorter hours. Over a century later, full... read more »

 

Tony’s Blog: Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Tony’s Blog: Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Last week, an article in the Los Angeles Times documented an alarming trend: L.A. County spends $233,000 a year for each teen it incarcerates. That’s more than the cost of a college education, and vastly more than the approximately $2,000... read more »

 

Tocar y Luchar (To Play and to Fight)

Tocar y Luchar (To Play and to Fight)

By Nikki Shorts, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist Nikki Shorts, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist. In 2010, the day after my teaching audition for the YOLA at HOLA string teacher position, I sent an email to the director of the music program at the... read more »

 

The Kitchen: Chef Alex’s Fruit Smoothie

The Kitchen: Chef Alex’s Fruit Smoothie

Perfect for a hot summer day, a quick easy breakfast, or when you just don’t have time to get your daily dose of fruit the old fashioned way. All you need is a blender. Ingredients: Frozen fruit (any mix of raspberries, mango, strawberries,... read more »

 
 
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