BRIDGES
MIDDLE SCHOOL 

HOLA Bridges is an academic and enrichment program for middle school students. Each year, the program serves almost 80 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. In addition to providing dedicated tutors who provide math, science and language arts help, HOLA Bridges students participate in a variety of activities, including music and dance instruction, sports leagues, college tours, digital media, photography, conflict resolution and science clubs.

Enrollment Dates

Summer | We accept online applications during the month of May each year.
Academic Year August - June | We accept applications during the month of July.

Program Goals:

  • Improved academic performance
  • Increased confidence in self-expression
  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Improved attitude/behavior
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Increased sense of commitment and responsibility
  • Increased awareness of the advantages to going to college

Programming Hours

Monday - Thursday: 4:15pm - 6:30pm (Mandatory)
Friday: 3:00pm - 5:30pm (Optional)

Programming Activities

Language arts & math classes, art, sports, field trips, college visits, homework support, tutoring, enrichment clubs and more. 

 

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+ WISH LIST

  • Weekly/Monthly planners
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencils
  • White out
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Tape
  • Lead; for lead pencils
  • Post-its
  • Index cards
  • Graphing paper
  • Lined paper
  • Construction paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • White-board eraser
  • White Board Markers
  • Snacks
  • Gift cards (target, staples, AMC, yogurtland)

FAQ

+ How do I apply?

Please check enrollment dates. Applications can be filled online or in person at HOLA. There are two enrollment periods. There is one for summer programming and another for the full academic school year. Applications do not coincide and are independent of one another.

+ Do I need to live near HOLA?

No, but please take into consideration distance and time from school or home to HOLA, as it’s important to be on time.

+ When I apply is there any documents you need?

We ask that you turn in your child’s most recent report card and most recent CELDT and/or CAASPP Student Reports.

+ Do you provide a snack or late lunch?

HOLA has a healthy snack shack where students are allowed to purchase snacks. Students are allowed to bring their own snacks as well. We have a strict NO junk food policy. On Thursdays, we offer a free sandwich table.

If you cannot find an answer to a questions, please contact us.

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

 
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ROBERTO LOPEZ
6th Grade 

John Burroughs Middle School

1) Roberto exemplifies all four HOLA core values to the absolute best of his ability.

2) Roberto not only comes prepared to participate in all activities but he stays prepared each and every day. 

“Something that I enjoy about Bridges, HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) is the different activities that are held every week on Tuesdays and how Bridges helps us get out of our comfort zone and socialize with each other as we engage in new things such as working together on a special group project to help other people.”

-Roberto Lopez

 

 
 

BRIDGES MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM

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SILVIA ESPAÑA
Bridges Program Director

P: 213-389-1148 x 248
E: silvia@heartofla.org

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MIRIAM GOMEZ
Bridges instructor

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KRISTEN OROLA
Bridges Coordinator

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EMMANUEL MARTINEZ
Bridges Coordinator