HG About the Founder
"The soulful voice of R&B, soul and pop singer-songwriter Lauren Silva leads listeners to wonder how someone so young can sing of life so authentically"
At the age of five, Lauren's career began with singing, dancing, and acting; the all around triple threat, as some would say. As years passed, her career hit heights no one could have imagined for someone at such a young age. During the midst of a successful childhood career with everything looking promising, below the surface Lauren was dealing with her family's emotional and physical abuse fueled by alcohol and drugs. What no one could have soon predicted was her own life was soon too about to take a sharp detour, mirroring aspects in which she was raised behind the scenes. After the tragic death of her best friend, this once hopeful child prodigy began a very treacherous journey that lead to years of challenges with being in and out of group homes to being homeless and living on the streets, substance abuse, gang influence.. even finding that prison, for a time being, would be called home.
But with every storm, comes a rainbow on the other side of the clearing; for every low, there's only up. After finding God, and spending time as a missionary, Lauren's life dramatically shifted yet again. This time instead of the circumstances choosing her, she leads a life in which she chooses the circumstances. Lauren began her new path to success from nothing by eliminating blockades put in her path by stereotypes and by extracting herself from the situations of her past. She began to pour herself into her passions for creating and performing with amazing results. Through all of these moments in time, Lauren has gained a lifetime of experience. From touring nation-wide living in Hawaii, Texas and currently Los Angeles, writing & producing her own music/videos, being nominated for multiple HMMAs (and winning), song placements, and much more; she can truly say, she lives the life she's meant to have lived with authenticity and the purpose she's been given. Herself, and everyone around her; await for the journey in store that has yet to come. After all, the story is only partly finished.
Now, from once she came, with only three decades under her belt; Lauren uses her experiences to inspire and mentor youth throughout the country, working with organizations assisting inner city youth, the homeless and human trafficking coalitions. Lauren has naturally found herself gravitating towards these youth, taking them under her wing and creating experiences for them and then, Hope Generations was born.
Just like how the process was started for her, being elevated out of gang life through a record deal, Lauren hopes to create experiences to put the youth on a path that will eventually lead to a mirroring success in any area a youth can be inspired to gain passion and purpose. As a result of this work, the formation of this nonprofit has also lead to the birth of "Monti" the new music artist formed from Lauren Silva, the founder of Hope Generations. The meaning behind "Monti" is: "M", or a representation of a mountain that stands for power and strength; "t", a symbolic cross for spirituality and faith in honoring God; and the "i", a new perspective of life, seeing the world through new eyes, or new lens. Monti is now the face behind Hope Generations, being its first success story, and example of how this work can result. Monti looks forward to beginning this next chapter with everyone and creating a world inspired through art. To be continued..