Beginning in 2013, HOLA has begun offering a diverse array of workshops to bring parents into the HOLA family. Parent and Community Resource Director Veronica Matos leads a book circle for moms where she chooses books with themes the women can relate to, including themes of family and the immigrant experience in America. Veronica also leads general workshops for the parents. The themes of these workshops include: options for local high schools, drugs and gangs, diversity in the community, and navigating the new Affordable Care Act. Operations Director Alex Nataren also leads a class on cooking for families on a budget. All classes are held bilingually to accommodate the diverse needs of HOLA’s community.