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HOLA in the Community

"Cafe Con United Way"

On Monday, December 3, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended a "Cafe Con United Way." During this event, Jennifer Marcial, editor of El Sentinel, Roberto Vizcon, news director at Telemundo, and Ybeth Bruzual, news anchor at Spectrum News 13 had a panel discussing the progress and challenges of Hispanics as newcomers in Central Florida and how they have been trying to find stability, safety and economic opportunity. Many local non- for- profit organizations that attended the event, agreed on meeting again to continue this important conversation.
Renaissance Charter School Community Services and Job Fair

On Tuesday, December 6, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the Renaissance Charter School for a Community Services and Job Fair. More than 20 parents attended to get information about services available in the community.
National Latino Peace Officers Association of Central Florida (NLPOA) Free Turkeys Event

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the 1st Free Turkeys Event hosted by the National Latino Peace Officers Association, the Central Florida Chapter and Walmart. More than 300 families received a turkey and some other food items. The event took place at the Super Walmart located in Goldenrod and Lee Vista. Members of the NLPOA and Walmart employees welcomed and provided these items to the participants.




"Unite As One" Multicultural Event at Azalea Park Elementary School

On November 15, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the "Unite As One" Multicultural Event at the Azalea Park Elementary School. The school encouraged attendees to come to the event dressed in their countries traditional attires. The event also included a festive showcase of music, costumes and food from over 20 countries. Thanks to Mrs. Karen Stephens for the invitation and hospitality.




NHHAW Community Services Showcase at UCF

On November 15, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the NHHAW Community Services Showcase at the University of Central Florida. The purpose of this program was to feature campus and community organizations dedicated to assisting individuals in need, and to allow students to meet and interact with these organizations to learn about their services.


11th Annual International Breakfast Panel for International Education Week at UCF

On November 13, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the 11th Annual International Breakfast Panel for International Education Week at the University of Central Florida. During the event a panel composed by Ambassador Harriet L. Elam Thomas, Egyptian Diplomat and Ambassador Karim Haggag and First Secretary of the Russian Cultural Centre, Natalia Moroz discussed the topic of "Global Diaspora." Managing Partner of Fragomen Worldwide's Florida Office, Mr. Enrique Gonzales, was the moderator. Besides the main panel they also had short presentations about the following UCF programs: the Puerto Rico Research HUB, Sustainability Initiatives, Building Leadership Change Through School Immersion Program and more.




Consulate of Mexico Celebration of the Day of the Death

On November 2, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the Day of the Death Celebration hosted by the Consulate of Mexico in Orlando. The event was a way to learn more about this traditional Mexican celebration of life. The event included altar exhibitions, arts & crafts for kids, pan de muerto, hot chocolate, tamales and more.


O-YES Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the O-Yes Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit hosted by the City of Orlando/Commissioner Patty Sheehan and local LGBTQ+ local organizations at Valencia College West Campus. The summit included free interactive workshop sessions to network and learn about the LGBTQ+ community, including: LGBTQ+ history, a Gay Straight Alliance workshop, panel with transgender leaders and more.




Orlando Police Department's Change of Command Ceremony

On October 29, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the Orlando Police Department's Change of Command Ceremony at the Amway Center.

The HOLA Office would like to thank former Chief of Police, John W. Mina, for his 27 years of service and we wish him good luck on all of his future endeavors.

We would also like to congratulate the newly appointed Chief of Police, Orlando Rolón. We are very proud of you!




District 2 Fall Fest Event

On October 26, 2018, HOLA Staff participated during the District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz' Fall Fest 2018 Event. Over 300 Central Florida residents attended the event. The event was free for the community. Local vendors and organizations shared their products and services. The event also included bounce houses, costume contests, face painting, free raffles and more.


Gateway Orlando's 7th Annual Trunck 'O Treat Event

On October 24, 2018, HOLA Staff attended Gateway Orlando's 7th Annual Trunck 'O Treat Event. Over 300 Central Florida residents attended the event. The event was FREE to residents who brought non-perishable food items, the items were then donated to charitable organizations. The event included bounce houses, costume contests, face painting, balloon animals and other friendly activities.

Additionally, Keiser University created a Haunted House for the attendees enjoyment.




Puerto Rico Federal Administration Integrated Services Center Opening and Ribbon Cutting Event

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration's (PRFAA) first Puerto Rico Integrated Services Center (CSI by its Spanish Acronym) anywhere in the mainland U.S. The CSI will provide access to birth, death and marriage certificates, along with other Puerto Rican government issued documents in an effort to facilitate access to services and ease the transition for Puerto Ricans relocating to Florida.
Currently, there are 1.2 million Puerto Ricans living in the state of Florida, making our state the home for the highest amount of Puerto Ricans in the United States. New York City is now second.


Orlando Utilities Commission "Fall Into Savings"-District 3
On October 16, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the "OUC Fall Into Savings" event at District 3 - Commissioner Robert F. Stuart. The event took place at the Edgewater High School. During the event attendees had an opportunity to learn about different programs and incentives that will help us save energy, water and money in our homes and our communities.
OUC will continue hosting these meetings in the rest of the City Districts, we encourage you to look into your Commissioner's websites for updates about these events.




Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Award Ceremony

On October 10, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the First City of Orlando Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Award Ceremony at the Engelwood Neighborhood Center. With three categories, over 30 essay submissions and after careful deliberations, nine students were chosen and granted certificates and Walmart gift cards.

The essay contest was established this year and the City of Orlando Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee is hoping to continue having it in the future.


XVIII Binational Health Week 2018: Healthy Mind, Healthy Life

On October 9, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the XVIII BINATIONAL HEALTH WEEK 2018: Healthy Mind, Healthy Life Event hosted by the Mexican and Colombian Consulates. The main objective of the event is to promote preventive health among the Hispanic community and especially throughout the month of October. A proclamation was given to the Orlando Consul of Mexico, Mr. Juan Sabines, on behalf of Mayor Buddy Dyer.




D2 Government Academy HOLA Presentation

On October 2, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ms. Ana L. Cruz, gave a presentation about the services that HOLA offer to the community during a District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz' Government Academy class.




University of Central Florida - Puerto Rico Research HUB

On September 19, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ms. Ana L. Cruz, participated on a panel: “A Year after Hurricane María: Lessons Learned and Future Steps” hosted by the University of Central Florida.
This event featured some members of the UCF Faculty, Central Florida media, government and community entities to discuss their experiences in responding to Hurricane María and its effects on the Puerto Rican population. The event was followed with a lunch to celebrate the creation of the Puerto Rico Research Hub at UCF.





City of Orlando's Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Event

On September 12, 2018, HOLA Staff attended the City's Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Event hosted by City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz at The Harry P. Leu Gardens . The celebration included the presentation of a proclamation from the City, Latin food, music and an art exhibition. During this year's event, the Key to the City was given to Puerto Rican singer, Olga Tañón, in recognition for artistic career.


DNF Senior Center Groundbreaking

On September 8, 2018, HOLA Staff attended the DNF's Senior Center Groundbreaking Ceremony located in District 2. More than three hundred people attended the event. Commissioner Tony Ortiz was a part of the groundbreaking ceremony and congratulated the DNF owners and staff for their dedication to serve the seniors of Orlando.


District 5 National Night Out Against Crime Kickoff Event

On September 7, 2018, HOLA Staff participated during the District 5 National Night Out Against Crime Kickoff Event hosted by the Orlando Police Department and City of Orlando District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill. Free food and drinks, entertainment, giveaways and community resources were offered to the community at this event.
Prospera Annual Success Stories Luncheon in Central Florida

On September 5, 2018, HOLA Staff attended the Prospera 2018 Success Stories Luncheon in Orlando. The annual Success Stories Luncheon is a Prospera signature fundraising event that brings our community together to honor some outstanding clients. Alongside more than 500 attendees, Prospera celebrated the advancement of small businesses, Hispanic entrepreneurs, and the impact of their year-round services.


The 2018 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando Business Conference

HOLA staff attended the 2018 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando Business Conference. This year’s theme was the Power of NEXT. Over 75 company representatives from the Central Florida Region attended the event from August 15th through the 17th.
In the words of the HHCMO Board of Directors chairman, Paul Roldan, “this conference represents a special milestone in the trajectory of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando Business Conference as we celebrate 25 years of the Chamber empowering, motivating and building opportunities for entrepreneurs, leaders and business professionals in the Central Florida Region.”


Commissioner Samuel B. Ings Annual Job Fair

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, HOLA Staff attended Commissioner Samuel B. Ings and Representative Bruce Antone's Annual Job Fair at the Dr. James R. Smith Center. More than twenty employers and community organizations participated during the event. A Seal and Expungement workshop was provided.


Prince of Peace Back to School Event

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, HOLA Staff attended the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church Back to School Event. The children received backpacks with school supplies. They also offered vaccines for the children and information from vendors.


Meet the Teacher at Engelwood Elementary School

On Thursday, August 9, 2018, HOLA Staff attended the Meet the Teacher Event at Engelwood Elementary School. More than 300 parents and children attended the event and received information from many vendors. On this day, the parents had an opportunity to meet their children's school new Principal and teachers.


District 2 ROCK THE HOUSE Event

On August 7, 2018, HOLA Staff attended the District 2 ROCK THE HOUSE National Night Out Against Crime Kickoff Event hosted by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz and Sedano's Supermarket where free food and drinks, entertainment, giveaways and community resources were offered for the community.


District 4 Back to School Backpack Giveaway

On Monday, August 7, 2018, HOLA Staff participated in the Back to School Backpack & Supply Giveaway for District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan. The children received backpacks filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year. To relieve the heat, children and their parents were given ice cream.The event took place at the Reeves Terrace Recreational Center.
Orange County Health and Family Fair

On August 4, 2018, HOLA Staff Assistant, Mrs. Sandra I. Camacho, attended the Orange County Health and Family Fair hosted by Orange County Mayor, Teresa Jacobs, the Osceola County Board of Commissioners and the Government of Puerto Rico. Many services, from assistance to get birth certificates, blood pressure tests, school registration, and more were provided to Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria.


District 5 Back to School Event

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, HOLA Staff attended District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill's Back to School Event. Backpacks filled with school supplies, shoes and food were given to over 600+ children that attended the event at the Callahan Neighborhood Center.
2018 Salvation Army Seniors Resource Fair

On Friday, August 3rd, HOLA Staff attended the 2018 Salvation Army Seniors Resource Fair where valuable information for seniors was made available. Topics discussed and services included were: learning about safety, health care, financial planning, veteran relief, therapies, balance and free HIV testing.


District 1 Back to School Event

On Thursday, August 2, 2018, HOLA Staff attended District 1 Commissioner Jim Gray's Back to School Event, where backpacks filled with school supplies were donated to children that attend the Summer Program at the Citrus Square Neighborhood Center.


2018 Orlando Police Department Hispanic Seniors Safety Summit

On Tuesday, August 1, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the 2018 OPD Hispanic Seniors Safety Summit. The event was specifically designed for Spanish speaking seniors and included crime prevention and safety presentations on topics such as: preventing residential burglaries, hands-only CPR and personal safety for senior citizens.



2018 City Showcase Buddy's Playlist

On Thursday, July 26, 2018, HOLA staff attended the 2018 City of Orlando Recreation Division Summer Showcase at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. More than 500 summer school students from 16 neighborhood centers (including Downtown Rec/PKZ) teamed up to build sets, write skits, block and choreograph dances for the showcase that was created and selected for them.




USCIS Oath Ceremony-National Refugee Day

On June 20, 2018, Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Samuel P. Ings signed a proclamation celebrating National Refugee Day and the HOLA Office participated in an Oath Ceremony at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Orlando Office, where 65 people became United States citizens.
Cleaning Authority-Orlando

On June 19, 2018, the HOLA Office received a donation from The Cleaning Authority-Orlando and we would like to thank the owner, Ms. JoAnn Goodman, for her donation of 400 pounds of canned foods and her continuous support to families in need.


9th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, and City of Orlando Clerk Office Staff Member, Jenovie Irizarry, attended the '9th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Business After Hours Event;" where local business leaders and business owners networked, had food tastings and celebrated their heritage and culture.
Pre-Mother's Day Event

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, HOLA Staff attended the "Fiesta a las Madres" Event sponsored by the Ser Colombia Organization in Orlando. The event's purpose was to collect funds to help children affected by the natural disasters in both, Mexico and Puerto Rico.


DNS Medical Mother's Day Event

On May 9, 2018, Dr. Norberto Fleites and staff celebrated Mother's Day for seniors from the community. HOLA participated by providing information about our services.
HE GOT UP Event Day 5

On May 5, 2018, HOLA Staff participated during the 2018 HE GOT UP Event Day 5 at the Northwest Community Center. This year's event was focused on legal services for the poor and under deserved and the sharing of information of local organizations.




Visit Orlando

On April 26, 2018, in commemoration of National Bring Your Child to Work Day, Visit Orlando invited the HOLA Office to give a presentation to their employees' children about the HOLA services. They also asked their employees to donate canned food.
After the presentation, our HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, helped the children prepare and color the paper bags, where they were going to put the donated food, with drawings and messages for people in need.




HE GOT UP Event Day 4

On April 21, 2018, HOLA Staff participated during the 2018 HE GOT UP Event Day 4 at the Engelwood Neighborhood Center. This year's event was focused on legal services for the poor and under deserved and the sharing of information of local organizations. At this event, free Hepatitis tests and vaccines were provided by the Orange County Health Department.


Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary Celebration, Civil Rights Award Ceremony and Banquet

On April 12, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary Celebration, Civil Rights Award Ceremony and Banquet. The ceremony honored those who have dedicated their lives to fight for civil rights and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


HE GOT UP Event Day 3

On April 7, 2018, HOLA Staff participated during the 2018 HE GOT UP Event Day 3 at the Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center. This year's event was focused on legal services for the poor and under deserved and the sharing of information of local organizations.
2018 Florida Puerto Rican Parade Gala

Our very own Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, will be receiving a recognition at the Florida Puerto Rican Parade Gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018 due to her unrelenting support to the Puerto Rican community after Hurricane Maria.
HE GOT UP Event Day 2

On March 24, 2018, HOLA Staff participated during the 2018 HE GOT UP Event Day 2 at the Rosemont Neighborhood Center. This year's event was focused on legal services for the poor and under deserved and the sharing of information of local organizations.
HE GOT UP Event Day 1

On March 10, 2018, HOLA Staff participated during the 2018 HE GOT UP Event Day 1 at the Dr. J.B. Callahan Neighborhood Center. This year's event was focused on legal services for the poor and under deserved and the sharing of information of local organizations.


District 1 Community Meetings

On February 27th, 28th and March 1st, HOLA Coordinator, joined District 1 Commissioner, Jim Gray during his community meetings where he shared district progress and future projects.
Keiser University 40th Anniversary

On February 27, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz attended the Keiser University's 40th Anniversary Celebration, here in Orlando. We would like to congratulate Keiser University on their 40th year of serving our community. Congratulations!

25th Annual Installation Luncheon

On February 16, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, attended the 25th Annual Installation Luncheon of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 25 years assisting local businesses in our community.


Mayor Buddy Dyer’s 2018 Neighborhood & Community Summit

On February 10, 2018 the HOLA staff participated during the Mayor Buddy Dyer’s 13th Annual Neighborhood & Community Summit. More than 300 community leaders attended this year's summit. The participants had the opportunity to gather resources and information necessary to build strong, vibrant communities and organizations.
Literary Week

On January 24, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L Cruz, participated at the Azalea Park Elementary School Literacy Week. She read several books to a group of second graders.
Other City of Orlando staff that participated were: OPD Deputy Chief, Orlando Rolon, Office of Community Affairs, Dr. Giorginna Pinedo-Rolon and Director of Multicultural Affairs, Mr. Luis M. Martinez.
Public Relations Society of America Lunch Event

On January 18, 2018, HOLA Coordinator, Ana L. Cruz, participated in a panel alongside Mr. Scott Howat, Chief Communications Officer for OCPS and Mr. Mark Pino, Public Relations Officer for Osceola County, led by WFTV’s Channel 9 News Anchor Nancy Alvarez to discuss how Hurricane Maria has affected the lives of the Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida, the communication challenges they’ve encountered and the impact it has had on Central Florida.
Visit of the Governor of Puerto Rico

On January 12, 2018, the City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and staff members welcomed and met with the Governor of Puerto Rico, Honorable Ricardo Rosselló. During the meeting the governor provided updates about the island of Puerto Rico and the recovery efforts after Hurricane María.
Cleaning Authority-Orlando

On December 28, 2017, a donation of 300 pounds of canned food from Ms. JoAnn Goodhope, owner of The Cleaning Authority-Orlando, was received by the HOLA Office for the families of the Puerto Rican evacuees’.
On the picture from left to right: Ms. Goodhope, Ana L Cruz (HOLA Coordinator) and The Cleaning Authority employee.
Getting Results Award

We would like to congratulate our HOLA Coordinator, Ms. Ana L. Cruz, who was the recipient of this months News 6 Getting Results Award . On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, reporter Matt Austin from News 6 recognized Ms. Cruz for making a difference in the community of Central Florida.


Puerto Rican Student Association Forum

HOLA Coordinator, Ms. Ana L. Cruz was invited to participate in the Impact of Hurricane Maria Forum at the University of Central Florida on Thursday, November 10, 2017. The forum focused on discussing the programs and services that are being offered to the evacuees of Puerto Rico.
District 2 Fall Festival

On Friday, October 27, 2017, the HOLA Office participated in District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz’s Fall Festival at the Engelwood Community Center.


Disaster Relief Center at the Orlando International Airport

The City of Orlando Hispanic Office for Local Assistance (HOLA) office has been welcoming and assisting evacuees from Puerto Rico that are arriving at the Orlando International Airport. HOLA and City staff have been providing information in regards to jobs, English classes, healthcare, and vision certificates.




DACA Event

On Saturday, September 30, 2017 the HOLA staff volunteered at an event organized by Mi Familia Vota, Consulate of Mexico, Hispanic Federation, Florida Immigrant Coalition and Hope Community Center. It was a free clinic dedicated to assisting DACA/Dreamers with the renewal of their application.


Hispanic Seniors Health & Wellness Fair

HOLA participated during the annual Hispanic Seniors Health & Wellness Fair at Engelwood Neighborhood Center on Friday, September 29, 2017.
FREEDOM2017: A Resolution to End Human Trafficking

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the HOLA Staff assisted an event hosted by The Florida Abolitionist Organization and District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz. Community leaders, local businesses, media and community members came together to hear Orlando’s commitment to stopping human trafficking and to the showing of their new wall mural.


The City of Orlando Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff

The HOLA Staff participated at the Annual City of Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to celebrate the rich and diverse Hispanic culture. The event included the Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit, Latin folkloric dances, food, and entertainment.



District 4 Back to School Backpack Giveaway

The HOLA Team participated in the Back to School Backpack & Supply Giveaway for District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan. The children received backpacks filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year. The event took place on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Reeves Terrace Apartments.


District 5 Back to School Celebration

HOLA Staff joined Commissioner Regina Hill and Orlando City Soccer Club on Saturday, August 5, 2017 for the Back to School Celebration. An event where health, wellness and educational resources were provided. In addition to food, fun activities and entertainment for the children of the community.
Prince of Peace Back to School Distribution

The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church held a School Supply Drive on Friday, August 4, 2017, HOLA Staff attended this event where bags with school supplies where provided for the children of the community. Blood tests, immunizations and blood sugar tests were also provided for free.


Orange County Public Schools PTA Presidents & Principals Annual Council Meeting

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, the HOLA Team participated in the Annual Meeting for the Orange County Council of PTA’s where community partners came together to support the interests and welfare of all children and youth.


National Night Out Hispanic Safety Summit

The HOLA Team participated in the National Night Out Event on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 that took place at the Engelwood Neighborhood Center. This summit was designed for Spanish speaking seniors where crime prevention and safety presentations from Spanish speaking officers was provided.


Back to School Bash

On July 29, 2017, the HOLA Team participated at the Back to School Bash event at the Iglesia Casa del Alfarero, they provided 500 backpacks with supplies.


Family Fun Fest

On July 15, 2017, the HOLA Team participated in the District 2 Family Fun Fest at the Engelwood Neighborhood Center. The event was sponsored by Commissioner Tony Ortiz, We The Hispanic Women Chamber of Commerce and DNF Medical Centers.


Welcome Workshops

HOLA Staff participated in the welcome workshops available to new residents about important aspects of living and relocating into Central Florida. The event took place on June 24, 2017 at the Chickasaw Public Library Branch.
Orlando United Day

On June 12, 2017, also known as Orlando United Day, the City of Orlando and Orange County came together to honor the victims, the survivors and the families from the Pulse tragedy. HOLA staff assisted at the City of Orlando welcoming tent at Lake Eola Park.
Seniors Prom Event

On June 9, 2017, the HOLA Office participated during a Seniors Prom Event at the Engelwood Neighborhood Center more than 100 seniors attended.
Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit

HOLA staff attended the Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit (OYES) event on May 6, 2017, OYES empowers Central Florida LGBTQ+ youth, community members and allies.
Mayor’s City Academy

On May 4, 2017, the HOLA Office gave a presentation at the City of Orlando Emergency Operations Center during the 2017 Mayor’s City Academy.


District 2 Gateway Orlando Rebranding

On March 23, 2017, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz, Gateway Orlando District and area residents celebrated the unveiling of the new branding for the Semoran Boulevard corridor; Gateway Orlando.

HOLA staff participated in the celebration of District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz new branding for Semoran Boulevard corridor; Gateway Orlando.


Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Neighborhood & Community Summit

The HOLA staff volunteered at Mayor Buddy Dyer’s annual Neighborhood & Community Summit on March 18, 2017.
LGBTQ Community Meeting

HOLA staff attended an LGBTQ Community Meeting and Job Fair that took place for the first time at the Acacia Banquet Hall on February 2, 2017.
Three Kings Event

The HOLA Team participated in the 2017 National Latino Peace Officers Association Three Kings Event which took place in Azalea Park Elementary on January 7, 2017.


Florida Abolitionist New Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On December 8, 2016, HOLA staff attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new offices for the Florida Abolitionist organization on the property of the Calvary Church in Orlando.



Seniors Program Luncheon

The HOLA Staff volunteered during the Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, sponsored by Sedanos Supermarket, for the Engelwood Center Seniors Program on November 16, 2016.
Health Fair

On December 3, 2016, the HOLA Office participated during the First Azalea Park Church Health Fair in District 2.
District 5 Fall Festival

On October 29, 2016 the HOLA office participated during District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill’s Unity in the Community Fall Festival at Lizzie Rodgers Park.
District 2 Fall Festival

El 28 de octubre del 2016 la oficina de HOLA participo durante el Festival de Otoño de el Comisionado Tony Ortiz en el Centro Comunitario Engelwood.

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