SISU Presents HOLA “Honest Opinions with a Lawrence During FY22, the SISU Center launched a podcast. Titled HOLA, “Honest Opinions with a Lawrence Attitude”, the podcast highlighted the voices of prominent Lawrencians. HOLA host Nuria Rivera engaged the guests in conversations about growing up in Lawrence and the issues that affect them and the City. Season One’s fourteen episodes featured 11 guests each sharing how Lawrence has impacted their life and their work. Guests included: Ralph Carrero: Lawrence Prospera Executive Director (2 parts - Episodes 1 & 2) Jose Rivera, Jr.: SISU Participant and aspiring musician (Episode 3) Frank Moran: State Representative for Lawrence and Methuen (Episode 4) Edison and Euris Mercedes: Brothers & Proprietors of Salon 22 (2 parts - Episodes 5 &6) Estarlyn Hiraldo – Lawrence Family Development Charter School Graduate and Aspiring Film Maker (Episode 7) Pavel Payano – Community Activist, City Councilman, and State Senator-elect (Episode 8) Angela Zepeda – Local Mental Health Clinician (Episode 9) Marco Ayala – Detective with Lawrence Police Department (2 parts - Episodes 10 & 11) DJ Deadeye - International DJ and Lawrence native (Episode 12) Andre X - Lawrence based Rapper and Teacher (Episode 13) “Priceless” aka Joanna - Lawrence Based Hair and Makeup Artist (Episode 14) Season 1 of HOLA can be found at http://www.lawrenceprospera.org/podcast/ Stay tuned for Season 2, as a new team talks to a new group of influential Lawrencians LAWRENCE PROSPERA FY’2021–2022 ANNUAL REPORT PAGE 6

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