If You CAN see it, You CAN be it!
What is your passion?

The SoLa Tech and Entrepreneurship Center is on a mission to inspire and train a new generation of Black and brown tech leaders and entrepreneurs from South Los Angeles. 


Join us and discover our exciting programs in our five pathways:
Technology, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Esports and Paid Apprenticeships.

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Are you interested in music, live entertainment, events or production?
Here is your once in a lifetime opportunity!

Get paid to produce South Central's first youth-led music festival!

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This 10-week paid apprenticeship brings industry leaders and experts together with program participants to collectively produce a music festival featuring young artists from South LA. Upon completion of the program, participant will receive:

  • $500 Stipend 

  • Earn a portion of Music Festival proceeds 

  • Gain VIP access to a concert hosted by Live Nation

  • Network with music and entertainment professionals

  • Gain eligibility to Live Nation internship opportunities

  • And so much more!

This program is in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, one of the largest concert and live event promoters in the world.  The program overviews live production elements such as marketing, artist relations, merchandising, ticketing, vendor relations, hands-on skills training and strategy. In the end, participants produce a live outdoor music festival in the heart of Historic South Central!

SAMPLE SCHEDULE
 

 

MONDAY

Robotics

Cohort 1

4:00 - 5:15pm

Coding

Middle School Session

4:00 - 5:15pm

Coding

High School Session

5:30 - 7:00PM

Computer Science

Hybrid Session

4:00 - 5:15pm

Film Production

4:00 - 6:00PM

Esports

Middle School Session

5:30 - 7:00PM

Google/Facebook

Certification

5:30 - 7:00Pm

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WEDNESDAY

Robotics

Cohort 2

4:00 - 5:15PM

Graphic Design

Middle School Session

4:00 - 5:15PM

Graphic Design

High School Session

5:30 - 7:00PM

Film Production

4:00 - 6:00PM

Esports

Middle School Session

4:00 - 6:00PM

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TUESDAY

LiveNation

Apprenticeship

4:00 - 6:00PM

Entrepreneurship

5:30 - 7:00PM

 

Video Game Design

Middle School Session

4:00 - 5:15PM

Video Game Design

High School Session

5:30 - 7:00PM

VR/AR

4:00 - 5:15PM

Esports

High School Session

5:30 - 7:00PM

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THURSDAY

LiveNation

Apprenticeship

4:00 - 6:00Pm

Entrepreneurship

5:00 - 7:30PM

Film Production

4:00 - 6:00PM

VR/AR

4:00 - 5:15PM

Esports

High School Session

5:30PM - 7:00PM

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Our Space

Our world class facility is the first of its kind in South LA. The 13,000 sq ft center features state-of-the-art technology including 30 high powered iMacs, 20 MacBooks  15 iPads, 10 gaming PCs, a digital production and podcast studio, Music Jam Room, Oculus Quest VR headsets, video game consoles and arcade games. 

 

Participants have the opportunity to explore programs and the tech in our center Monday-Thursday, 4-8PM.

 

Call 323-306-4645 for more information on classes and rentals or email info@solatech.org

What Makes Us Special

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All Programs 

are free,

available to 

South LA residents

World class Center

State-of-the-Art

technologies.

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Cutting Edge Skills 

Training for high wage

careers.

Creating new 

access for the

next generation.

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Paid tech industry

opportunities

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Our Mission
The SoLa Tech and Entrepreneurship Center
is on a mission to inspire and train a new generation of Black and brown tech leaders and entrepreneurs from South Los Angeles.

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 My daughter loves trying new things and really enjoys it when she’s able to create something. She didn’t grow up with the most exposure to technology... [the Center] will broaden her perspective on what she can do in the world. This exposure could potentially spark an idea in her head to help her work towards solving a societal issue

 

- Jose Velasquez,
Father of Tech Scholar Delsy

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I spent my childhood in Compton. I can’t imagine having this kind of tech access as a kid. We built this center to inspire our community’s youth to make an impact in the world, have successful tech careers and discover what opportunities are out there.

 

- Sherri Francois, Executive Director

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I just wanna say thank you to everyone at SoLa. You guys are literally life savers. Before I got to SoLa I was in the worst state I’ve been in...but when I was at the Tech Center  that all went away. I love SoLa and everyone at SoLa. You guys actually believed in me.

 

- Delsy Velasquez, Tech Scholar

Contact

(323) 306 4645
info@solatech.org

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