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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 »

 

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 »

 

Miguel’s Letter

Miguel’s Letter

Hello Friends of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)! My name is Miguel Guendolay and I am a recent Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) alum and college student at Pasadena City College. As I reflect on this past year and where I’ve come from, my heart... 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 »

 

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 »

 

Coach of the Month: Omar Campos

Coach of the Month: Omar Campos

Omar Campos has been with HOLA for almost five years, as a student and now as a tutor and soccer coach. As he works towards his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, Omar continues to keep close ties to HOLA. Giving back to his community... read more »

 

Alumna and Crew Lend Some Advice Via Film Series

Alumna and Crew Lend Some Advice Via Film Series

Priscilla leads the Alumni crew in a pre-production meeting. HOLA alumna Priscilla Rios (Class 2011) and recent college grad was studying with the Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz when she had the idea to create what would become a five-part... read more »

 

HOLA Alum Daniel Lopez Interns at Disney

HOLA Alum Daniel Lopez Interns at Disney

Every summer for the past three years, HOLA alum Daniel Lopez has been interning at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. For Daniel, the face-to-face aspects of his internship and the opportunity to work with kind and humble people are the... read more »

 

Postcard from Bangladesh

Postcard from Bangladesh

Catherine Baltazar, HOLA Class of 2012, is spending the summer in Dhaka, Bangladesh! She is working on a self-designed photojournalism/digital storytelling project that is focusing on documenting the various impacts of climate change and sea... read more »

 
 
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