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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 »

 

Blending Cultures via Basketball

Blending Cultures via Basketball

Last week, the Lafayette Multipurpose Community Center  was the venue for a very special basketball game. As a stop on their U.S. tour, The Saint Peters Lutheran College from Brisbane, Australia came to compete against HOLA’s high school... read more »

 

Oldest HOLA Alum Writes Memoir

Oldest HOLA Alum Writes Memoir

  Cover of Jonathan’s new book (translation: “I survived for you to live”) Twenty-six years ago, HOLA began as five kids, one volunteer and a basketball in a church basement. This month, Jonathan Orozco, one of HOLA’s... read more »

 

$5.8 Million Gift from The Audrey Irmas Foundation for Social Justice

$5.8 Million Gift from The Audrey Irmas Foundation for Social Justice

  This is an historic moment for Heart of Los Angeles and the young adults connected through the College Success program. Not only has HOLA received the largest gift in its history, the gift itself made international history as well. When... read more »

 

Blending Cultures via Dia De Los Muertos

Blending Cultures via Dia De Los Muertos

Day of the Dead altar memorializes loved ones, and fragrant flowers welcome them home. In some American families, it’s common to want to shield our young ones from the bleakness of death and grief. In an attempt to soften pain and fear, children... 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 »

 

Tony Brown Named to Town & Country’s List of the World’s Top 50 Philanthropists

Tony Brown Named to Town & Country’s List of the World’s Top 50 Philanthropists

We are thrilled to announce that Tony Brown was recently named to Town & Country’s second annual list of the World’s Top 50 Philanthropists. The list includes influential donors, nonprofit heavyweights and thought leaders, including... read more »

 

Mentors Guide Seniors Along the Path to College

Mentors Guide Seniors Along the Path to College

Highly motivated and focused, our high school students are persistently college-bound. Despite their determination, they are met with a bit of shock as the moment they have been waiting for arrives: college application season.  While this... read more »

 

AAD and Murad Partner to Bring Shade to LaFayette Park

AAD and Murad Partner to Bring Shade to LaFayette Park

Murad, Inc. and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) are partnering to Shade America. Shade America supports the building of shade structures to provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays in parks and playgrounds across America, with... read more »

 

YOLA at HOLA Featured in LA Times

YOLA at HOLA Featured in LA Times

The Los Angeles Times recently published a four-part print and digital piece about the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The third article in the series highlighted the Youth Orchestra Los... read more »

 
 
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