County of Los Angeles

2601 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90057

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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10am-7pm
  • Tue: 10am-7pm
  • Wed: 10am-7pm
  • Thu: 10am-7pm
  • Fri: 10am-7pm

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About HOLA's youth attend overburdened inner city schools, live in communities that are heavily impacted by illegal drug trafficking and gang violence and many children are hindered by poverty and immigration status. Hundreds of underserved children are traveling across one end of a beautiful green park with backpacks and musical instruments or athletics gear, through families perched under trees on blankets reading a book or painting in the middle of this community campus while others play sports, on their way to another green building met by inspirational teachers, coaches, parents and mentors, everyone is coming together and sharing, everyone is learning. One of LA's best kept secrets started in a church gym and almost 20 years later has grown into a vibrant community oasis for thousands of inner-city youth. HOLA is a thriving center that serves the Rampart community with programs in academics, the arts and athletics. The organization is unique in the quality of instruction and individual attention it provides to youth ages 6 to 19. HOLA's campus, located in and around Lafayette Park, is a home away from home for hundreds of kids. They know that they will get the help they need from HOLA's professional staff and highly talented volunteers. Through HOLA's extensive volunteer program, the youth are exposed to a wide array of experts including artists, executives, chefs, athletes, engineers, and counselors who truly commit themselves to providing programs of the highest quality, giving kids the best chance to become successful in life. Through HOLA's unique partnership with the LA City Recreation and Parks Department, students living in poverty have much needed green space a state of the art field turf soccer field, outdoor basketball courts, and a brand new gym that is currently under construction. * Best of all, these facilities are safe spaces, open year round, truly offering the youth of the community an alternative to hanging out on the streets. Carlos ( Carlitos ) Ruiz is our December Star Athlete-of-the-Month. Carlitos is 8 years old and has been a member of HOLA for three years and a soccer player in the Fox Sports En Espanol &ndas... On Saturday December 11th from 11: 30am. till 2: 30 pm. at the Watts-Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club, Smart Start students attended the Camp Harmony Holiday Party. SmartStarters were recieved at the...