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He believes in the arts as a basic right for kids. He is getting a $200,000 award for working for that

He believes in the arts as a basic right for kids. He is getting a $200,000 award for working for that

Tony Brown, the executive director of the nonprofit Heart of Los Angeles program, visits young orchestra students on the HOLA campus in Los Angeles. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times) By Makeda Easter Few would expect the cacophony... read more »

 

HOLIDAY OF THE HEART GALA 2ND LARGEST FUNDRAISER EVER

HOLIDAY OF THE HEART GALA 2ND LARGEST FUNDRAISER EVER

(Photo by Adam Pantozzi/HOLA via Bernstein Associates, Inc.) In the ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire the crowd was on its feet, dancing around their chairs and clapping to the beat laid down by HOLA’s rock band as they performed Stevie Wonder’s... read more »

 

A New Reality Settles in for Teachers in Central Los Angeles

A New Reality Settles in for Teachers in Central Los Angeles

Yesterday, Bard MAT faculty and graduate students joined two different emergency meetings called by educators at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), our community partner where we mentor college-bound high school students. The teachers, students,... read more »

 

HOLA’s Holiday Toy Drive 2016

HOLA’s Holiday Toy Drive 2016

On December 14th Heart of Los Angeles will celebrate the holidays with our students and their families as we’ve done for the past 26 years. Please help us provide a holiday gift to our HOLA students this season by donating a gift... read more »

 

YOLA AT HOLA MUSICIANS RETURN FROM ANNIVERSARY TOUR

YOLA AT HOLA MUSICIANS RETURN FROM ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Photo by: Kirk McKoy As Youth Orchestra Los Angeles celebrates its 10th anniversary at the LA Philharmonic, 77 musicians from YOLA embarked on five-stop concert tour of California, and YOLA at HOLA sent along eleven of its student musicians... read more »

 

Barney’s New York X Heart of Los Angeles’ Event Grand Success

Barney’s New York X Heart of Los Angeles’ Event Grand Success

Our event last night at Barney’s NYC Beverly Hills was a huge success! Carnival aesthetics and treats were at play as the crowd shopped on behalf of Heart of Los Angeles. Barney’s NYC will be donating a percentage of all sales to... read more »

 

HOLA designs artwork for Staples Center Suite

HOLA designs artwork for Staples Center Suite

HOLA was invited by AEG to create art for a newly remodeled suite. The room was inspired by DTLA and the iconography extended from Griffith Park to MacArthur Park. The central mural was designed and painted by HOLA Alumni and Artist Mentor in... read more »

 

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 »

 
 
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