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Heart of Los Angeles
2701 Wilshire Blvd Suite 100
Los Angeles
CA
90057
United States
Contact Name:
Christine Newkirk
Contact Email:
Program Description:
HOLA’s College Prep program offers high school juniors and seniors courses and individual mentoring designed to improve students' scholastic performance and provide pathways to post-secondary education. Juniors meet one-on-one with a college counselor to develop an individualized college application plan and ongoing support. All juniors participate in a three month-long free SAT Prep courses provided by Advantage Testing. Throughout senior year, PAT staff coordinate weekly workshops focusing on college fit, college application, financial aid and college readiness. HOLA pairs each senior with a volunteer mentor who helps him or her navigate the college system, complete applications, financial aid forms, and provide the critical support needed to ensure successful transition to college.
Established:
2009
Number of Students Served:
500+ since 2009
Funding:
Private donors and Foundations
Mission Statement:
HOLA prepares youth for post-secondary advancement by providing them with academic support, preparation for college, personal guidance and pathways to achieve life goals. We excel at meeting students where they are and working with students at all academic levels.
Objectives:
Our objectives include: students receive academic support and mentoring while in high school, that they graduate high school on time, that they enroll in a best-fit higher education institution with (nearly) all financial need met, that they continue to be engaged with HOLA for support and mentoring while in higher ed, and that they transition to careers successfully.
Specialty:
Mentorship, college counseling, college application and financial aid workshop; successful college transition and support
Academic Prep:
Yes
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Yes
High School (9-12):
Yes
Evening:
Yes
Weekdays:
Yes
After School:
Yes
Summer:
Yes
Residency Based:
Yes
Other Requirements :
Self-Identification as College Bound
Male:
35%
Female:
65%
First Generation:
90%
Two Year:
20%
Four Year:
75%
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
5%
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
89%
Asian:
5%
Black or African American:
2%
White (Including Middle Eastern):
4%