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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 »

 

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 »

 

Leading to Serve

Leading to Serve

HOLA seniors Wilson Vaquerano, Romana Maralit, and Shushoma Sravostee recently had the opportunity to present at the Paulo Freire Institute‘s 2015 CAFE Conference at the University of California Los Angeles. The focus of this year’s... 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 »

 

Education Advocate

Education Advocate

Long-time HOLA supporter and volunteer Bob Terry first came to HOLA with the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills when they came to deliver dictionaries to our elementary students. He was taken by that experience and years later, he is still actively... read more »

 

AmeriCorps VISTAs Expand HOLA’s Capacity

AmeriCorps VISTAs Expand HOLA’s Capacity

This week the AmeriCorps VISTA program turns 50! VISTA was founded in 1965 as a national service program to fight poverty in America. Today, more than 46 million Americans live in poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA taps the skills, talents and passion... read more »

 

Savvy Designer

Savvy Designer

For the past several months, Pablo Diego has been volunteering with HOLA, providing invaluable assistance with graphic design projects. Pablo finds design intriguing, with its capacity... read more »

 

Still Helping After All These Years

Still Helping After All These Years

Laine Wagenseller first started volunteering at HOLA in 1991 while he was in law school at USC. Back then, the volunteers did a little bit of everything: playing sports, teaching theater,... read more »

 

Passionate Mentor

Passionate Mentor

Yusuf Bautista has been tutoring HOLA students twice a week through Bard College’s Masters of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT). As an MAT mentor, Yusuf is paired with three students... read more »

 
 
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