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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 »

 

National Endowment for the Arts Awards HOLA Grant for 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Awards HOLA Grant for 2016

NOVEMBER 10- BEVERLY HILLS, CA: HOLA holds their annual Holiday of the Heart event on November 10, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/HOLA via Bernstein Associates, Inc.) Celebrating 50 years... 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 »

 

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 »

 

Selena Gomez is A Hero of the Heart

Selena Gomez is A Hero of the Heart

Hearts melted around campus last Spring when Selena Gomez came for a visit. Sitting side-by-side, she and giddy students dyed eggs and made flowers out of tissue paper tissue-paper in preparation of Easter. Bridges student Ahyleen, will never... read more »

 

Meet Our AmeriCorps VISTA’s (2015-16)

Meet Our AmeriCorps VISTA’s (2015-16)

Founded in 1965, Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) originated to combat poverty and in 1993 it officially became an AmeriCorps program. Today, over 7,000 AmeriCorps VISTA’s annually serve not only by working in an underserved... read more »

 
 
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