- Field of Interest:
- Education, Education Equity
Founded in 1989, Heart of Los Angeles Youth Inc. (HOLA) provides underserved youth with afterschool programs in academics, arts, and athletics with a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education, and strengthen their communities. It serves 2,100 youth ages 6-24 each year in the Rampart District through its academic programs, enrichment programs (e.g. athletics, music and youth orchestras, leadership, etc.), and a Family Services Department that provides wraparound support, counseling services and emergency aid.
To support an expansion of academic and social services for youth at its newly completed Arts and Recreation Center in Lafayette Park that has the space to nearly double the number of youth and families it serves each year.