Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) supports a middle school to college access pipeline that provides vulnerable youth with exceptional and individualized academic support, rigorous college access resources, near-peer and adult mentorship, transitions programming, socioemotional supports, leadership development and most importantly, a safe and supportive environment that offers an alternative to gang involvement and crime.

These students live in Los Angeles’ Rampart District and MacArthur Park/Westlake area and are attending more than 50 local schools, many of which lack the resources to provide individualized and holistic support systems for those students with the greatest need. HOLA seeks to bolster its impact through hiring of key programmatic staff positions including an Academic and Enrichment Coordinator, Scholarship Administrator and additional Academic Tutor.