The Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy (HALA) is a free in-school or after-school arts education program designed to empower students in grades 4 through 12 with the tools they need to be active change agents in their community.
HALA's mission is to empower students through arts, cultural and academic enrichment, STEAM education and social justice projects that cultivate potential and inspire active leadership.
In partnership with Martin Luther King High School, Southeastern High School, Marcus Garvey Academy and Cesar Chavez Academy East, the Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy will reach more than 100 students through in-school and afterschool programs in 2018.
HALA will officially launch in January, 2018 with a 9-week session followed by a second 9-week session in April. HALA course offerings for 2018 will include: Art through Hip Hop, Writes of Passage, and Art Speaks: Mural Project.