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Oh What a Summer!

Oh What a Summer!

  This has been a great summer at Heart of Los Angeles, we are grateful to a wonderful list of summer supporters listed below. You have made it possible for hundreds of kids growing up in the “heart” of the city to have access... read more »

 

New Year, New Collaborations at HOLA

New Year, New Collaborations at HOLA

Girls on the first day of Girls on the Run, a 5k training program that empowers girls. With the winter quarter well under way, we’re pleased about the many fun and educational collaborations that have taken off at HOLA.  To celebrate... read more »

 

Alum Returns to HOLA as Scholar in Residence

Alum Returns to HOLA as Scholar in Residence

After a successful internship with Walt Disney Studios in Burbank already under his belt, HOLA alumni Daniel Lopez is well on his way to achieving his goals of graduating college and using media skills to empower his community. A native Angeleno,... read more »

 

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 »

 

Alumni Spotlight: Maricela Sanchez-Garcia

HOLA alumna and senior at Whitman College in Washington Maricela Sanchez-Garcia is grateful that college has provided her a strong support network that includes professors who continue to challenge her in critical thinking. As a first-generation,... read more »

 

“Persisting with Courage” Lesson Taught Via Social Media

“Persisting with Courage” Lesson Taught Via Social Media

Even though struggle is a part of life — and something that usually makes us more resilient — it’s easy as a young person to perceive hardships as failure, threatening the feeling of shame. An important lesson while growing... 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 »

 

Alumni Return, This Time As Leaders

Alumni Return, This Time As Leaders

In honor of HOLA Alum turned Bridges Middle School Director Silvia Velazquez being named one of JCPenney’s “Leaders of Tomorrow,” we would like to honor two other alumnae who are also full-time staff members here on campus. Sonia... 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 »

 

$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 »

 
 
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