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Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Parris AKA Future

Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Parris AKA Future

When bi-coastal photographer and art director Julia Parris was first being introduced to our students in August, one student called out: “Future! You’re from the future! Hi, future girl!” Ever since then, students have... read more »

 

Creating Change: Reflections of an AmeriCorps VISTA

Creating Change: Reflections of an AmeriCorps VISTA

By Annie Berman, AmeriCorps VISTA, Communications Annie Berman is an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at HOLA in the Communications department for the year. Until all of us are free, none of us are. Our liberation is linked to each other’s. This... 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 »

 

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 »

 

Google Takes Students on Virtual Field Trip

Google Takes Students on Virtual Field Trip

On Wednesday, a friend from Google paid Bridges and SmartStart students a visit and brought some funny looking glasses along. Students soon learned that these weren’t just any cardboard glasses but Google cardboard glasses. Ryan,... read more »

 

Honoring The Junior League of Los Angeles

Honoring The Junior League of Los Angeles

On their 90th anniversary, we will honor the extraordinary women of The Junior League of Los Angeles, Inc. (JLLA) at HOLA’s annual Holiday of the Heart in November. The JLLA has understood the barriers preventing neighborhood youth... read more »

 

Mentors Guide Seniors Along the Path to College

Mentors Guide Seniors Along the Path to College

Highly motivated and focused, our high school students are persistently college-bound. Despite their determination, they are met with a bit of shock as the moment they have been waiting for arrives: college application season.  While this... read more »

 

HOLA in Pictures

HOLA in Pictures

For the past six months, Ben Simpson has been volunteering his time documenting the goings on at HOLA. Whether, it’s an art show opening or the annual Community Graduation, Ben can be found on campus with his gear on his back and a smile... read more »

 

Teaching Critical Skills

Teaching Critical Skills

Volunteer Jody Hauber first began her work with HOLA by developing a Creative Writing Workshop to engage students after being introduced to the organization through friends. That workshop evolved into a Creative Writing Program for the high... read more »

 

Leadership Ambassador

Leadership Ambassador

Remi Mateo has been volunteering with HOLA for almost a year as a Mentor to PAT high school seniors. As a mentor, Remi is paired with seniors, helping them with college essays and college and financial aid applications. As an alumnus of Virgil... read more »

 
 
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