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Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing

By YOLA at HOLA teaching artist Emily Kubitskey, who has been a clarinetist and keyboardist for over two decades, and is the Wind Ensemble Director and Woodwind Specialist for YOLA at HOLA. Every day I walk into a classroom or rehearsal —... read more »

 

10 revolutionary women you need to know

10 revolutionary women you need to know

Today is International Women’s Day! Though its origins are hazy, many trace today’s beginnings to March 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay, and shorter hours. Over a century later, full... read more »

 

Tocar y Luchar (To Play and to Fight)

Tocar y Luchar (To Play and to Fight)

By Nikki Shorts, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist Nikki Shorts, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist. In 2010, the day after my teaching audition for the YOLA at HOLA string teacher position, I sent an email to the director of the music program at the... read more »

 

Taking A Stand & Switching it Up: Reflections from the Music Department

Taking A Stand & Switching it Up: Reflections from the Music Department

By Emie George, YOLA at HOLA Music Coordinator Emie George, YOLA at HOLA coordinator Hi Everyone! There is so much happening over in the music department. For one, our students have had the opportunity to apply to a national festival organized... read more »

 

The Kitchen: Chef Alex’s Healthy Breakfast Quesadillas

The Kitchen: Chef Alex’s Healthy Breakfast Quesadillas

By themselves, quesadillas are not the healthiest food. But add in chopped vegetables and whole wheat tortillas and remove the butter and you have a delicious breakfast that will please even the pickiest of eaters. Best served with a side of... 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 »

 

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 »

 

HOLA’s Best: Increasing Our Capacity to Serve

HOLA’s Best: Increasing Our Capacity to Serve

From the desk of Brittany Mejia, SmartStart Elementary Director: Every year, Bridges Middle School and SmartStart Elementary staff have to make the tough decision of selecting students to participate in the regular 4-day per week programming.... read more »

 
 
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