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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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

“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 »

 

Toy Drive 2015: Making Wishes Come True!

Toy Drive 2015: Making Wishes Come True!

Every year, we ask our students, from elementary to high school, to write letters to Santa and every year, we (and Santa) are faced with the uncomfortable fact that many of our students view basic needs as luxuries. “My dad doesn’t... 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 »

 
 
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